Standing on One Leg is Hard

Standing on One Leg is Hard

Written by Erika McGann, Illustrated by Clive McFarland
Hardback: €14.99
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Published: April
Hardback: 32 pages
Size:240x240 mm
ISBN: 9781788493215

A story about a little chick learning to do a big thing! The heron chick sees her mum and all the big herons standing gracefully on one leg, but she just CAN’T do it! Maybe she just needs a little help? She tries to get her balance by leaning on a variety of things you’d find in the canal: a rock, another chick, and otter a swan – even a shoe someone has dumped! But she KEEPS overbalancing. Then she works it out. She can’t do it with people looking. Not even the reader. If they reader closes their eyes, she just might do it! Do you think she did it?

A fun interactive book for small children, who will identify with the need to try and try again. They will also enjoy the fun of closing their eyes and wondering if the chick is succeeding while they can’t see her!

Erika McGann

Erika McGann grew up in Drogheda, County Louth, and now lives in Dublin. She is the author of The Demon Notebook, winner of the Waverton Good Read Children’s Award, The Broken Spell, The Watching Wood and The Midnight Carnival, the ‘Cass and the Bubble Street Gang’ series, and four picture books, Where Are You, Puffling?, Puffling and the Egg (which was nominated for an Irish Book Award) and Wee Donkey’s Treasure Hunt, all illustrated by Gerry Daly, and The Night-time Cat and the Plump, Grey Mouse, illustrated by Lauren O’Neill. Erika’s most recent book is Tabitha Plimtock and the Edge of the World

Clive was raised in County Tyrone before studying art
in Derry and Liverpool. His first and second picture books were both shortlisted for the AOI World Illustration Awards. A Bed for Bear was a Kids’ Indie Next List Top Ten, and One Leaf, Two Leaves, Count with Me! was chosen for Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. Clive’s clients include HarperCollins, Penguin US, Templar, Froebel, and Marks & Spencer. He lives in Northern Ireland.

Also by Erika McGann:

Cass and the Bubble Street Gang series
The Demon Notebook
The Broken Spell
The Watching Wood
The Midnight Carnival
The Clubhouse Mystery

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