Friday, April 13, 2012
JONATHAN & MARTHA
BY PETR HORÁČEK
Published by Phaidon Press 2012
ISBN 978 0 7148 6351 1
Jonathan and Martha are two lonely worms. One day a big, juicy pear falls to the ground between them. Jonathan nibbles from one side, Martha from the other and soon they are tangled in the middle together!
Using his signature style of eye-catching illustration and collage, Horáček’s simple narrative teaches the importance of sharing and the value of friendship, as Jonathan and Martha must work together through ensuing fun and difficulties.
Perfect for parents reading to preschoolers or for older children reading alone, Jonathan and Martha is a classic tale that will educate and delight.
Petr Horáček was born in the Czech Republic and studied at the Academy of Fine Art in Prague. His first books received the Books for Children Newcomer Award and he has since published more than twenty-five awardwinning titles for children under 5. He has won numerous awards including
Picture Book of the Year in 2006 and 2008, Parenting Book of the Year Award (USA) among others.