Published: March 2017
Illustrator: Nicky Johnston
Publisher: EK Books $24.99
Format: Hardcover 32pp
Ideal for: 4 – 7 year-olds and lovers of picture books
The book is due for release early March, all pre-orders will be posted prior to the book launch. Books will of course be available for purchase at the Launch 18 March also.
It’s handy having a dad who can fix just about anything. A young girl believes her father is the king of fixing things. He even knows how to make her ailing mother feel better. However, after her mother passes away, she discovers that broken hearts are not as easy to repair as damaged toys. Together she and her father find a way to glue back the pieces of their lives.
This picture book is a poignant look at the way a young girl copes with the loss of her mother. Replacing and repairing damaged emotions is not always as straightforward as gluing a broken kite back together or sewing up a torn toy. By sticking together with her dad, she is able to strengthen her resilience and ability to cope with one of life’s harsher lessons – loss.
Dream Team Dimity and Nicky have come together to create this beautiful book together, look out for their second book due for release end 2018.
The Fix-It-Man book trailer: