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A Human for Kingsley


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Gabriel Evans is an author and illustrator of picture books, including The Cute Penguin. He illustrates his own books as well as illustrating for several acclaimed authors. His books have been sold in Australia and the USA.

Gabriel travels around Australia visiting schools in capital cities and remote communities in the Pilbara and the Kimberley, where he offers creative illustration and picture book workshops.

He creates his stories in a messy studio near a river where he drinks tea and grows oak trees.


"The point of view in this book makes it a standout. Kingsley is well drawn, both literally and figuratively, and the result is a hilarious tale. Readers will fall in love with this dog and his single-minded determination to find his perfect partner. VERDICT This very funny and endearing read-aloud should be invited into every children's room with open arms." -- STARRED REVIEW School Library Journal

"Whimsical details tucked into the pencil and watercolor illustrations."--Foreword Reviews

"Children will be gratified by the touching conclusion to this Australian import that explores feelings and relationships. Grown-ups sharing this tender story might help children volunteer their own experiences making new friends."--Kirkus Reviews

"The combination of Evans's action-packed drawings of a dog on a mission and short, sharp language, reflective of a curious dog's thoughts, works brilliantly to emanate humour, warmth and wonderment. A Human for Kingsley leads the reader on a playful journey of finding friendship and understanding reciprocity." --Books + Publishing "Delicate earth-toned illustrations rely on fine, sketchy outlines, pale color highlights, and all-white backgrounds to humorously flesh out the spare text. . . . An endearing, visually rib-tickling ode to best friends." --Kirkus Reviews on Ollie and Augustus "Sweet and spare, the illustrations convey large feelings." --Booklist on Ollie and Augustus

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