I Talk Like a River (Hardback)
  • I Talk Like a River (Hardback)
zoom

I Talk Like a River (Hardback)

(author), (illustrator)
£12.99 £10.99
Hardback 40 Pages / Published: 07/01/2021
  • Save £2.00
  • 10+ in stock

Available

  • This item has been added to your basket
Your local Waterstones may have stock of this item. Please check by using Click & Collect
Waterstones Says

With truly breathtaking illustrations from former Kate Greenaway Medal winner Sydney Smith, Scott’s sensitive and beautifully judged tale about disfluency hits upon the perfect metaphor with style and charm.  

What if words got stuck in the back of your mouth whenever you tried to speak?

After a day of being unable to speak when asked, and of being stared at, a boy and his father go to the river for some quiet time. "It's just a bad speech day," says Dad. But the boy can't stop thinking about all the eyes watching his lips twisting and twirling. When his father points to the river bubbling, churning, whirling and crashing, the boy finds a way to think about how he speaks. Even the river stutters. Like him. "I talk like a river," he says.

An incredibly moving picture book that offers understanding rather than a solution, and which will resonate with all readers, young and old. Masterfully illustrated by Sydney Smith, winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal.

Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781406397222
Number of pages: 40
Weight: 400 g
Dimensions: 260 x 236 x 9 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Featured in The Bookseller's January previews. * The Bookseller *
I wish I Talk Like a River by Jordan Scott & Sydney Smith existed when I was a kid. It refines perceptions about stammering & germinates dignity. Recommended to all who live with disfluency * David Mitchell *
Sydney Smith's glorious illustrations infuse the pages with glimmering, broken light.. * The Guardian *
A deeply poignant book, personally written and highly emotive [...] An emotionally difficult journey beautifully expressed. * The Green Parent *

You may also be interested in...

Tiddler
Added to basket
£6.99   £5.99
Paperback
Superworm
Added to basket
£6.99   £5.99
Paperback
The Magic Pet Shop: Kitticorn
Added to basket
£6.99   £5.99
Paperback
The Lion Inside
Added to basket
£6.99
Paperback
The Gruffalo
Added to basket
£6.99   £5.99
Board book
The Worrysaurus
Added to basket
£6.99   £5.99
Paperback
The Smeds and the Smoos
Added to basket
£6.99   £5.99
Paperback
Stick Man
Added to basket
£6.99   £5.99
Paperback
The Snail and the Whale
Added to basket
There's a Unicorn in Your Book
Added to basket
£6.99   £5.99
Paperback
Elmer
Added to basket
£6.99
Board book
Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes
Added to basket
The Grumpy Fairies
Added to basket
£6.99   £5.99
Paperback
We're Going on a Bear Hunt
Added to basket
The Longer the Wait, the Bigger the Hug
Added to basket
Oi Puppies!
Added to basket
£6.99
Paperback

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.