Written by NANSUBUGA NAGADYA ISDHAL | Illustrated by SANDRA VAN DOORN
For one little Ugandan boy, no wish is too big. First he dreams of reaching the stars and then of riding a supernova straight to Mars. But on a rainy day at his grandfather’s house, he is brought down to earth with a bump. Do adventures only happen in galaxies far away or can he find magic a little closer to home?
‘This gentle bedtime story is rich in Ugandan culture as it celebrates a boy’s great love for his grandfather.’ – Kirkus Reviews
'This book is such a delight! My four year old daughter has asked me to read it to her every night' – Jessie, Goodreads reviewer
Reading Age: 4-6 years
Extent: 32 pages
Book size: 24 x 24 cm
Pub Date: 11th October 2018 (hardcover) | 7th October 2019 (softcover)
ISBN (hardcover): 978-1-911373-39-1
ISBN (softcover): 978-1-911373-40-7
Why people love this book
'A must' – Red Reading Hub
'Another magical treat from Nansubuga Nagadya Isdahl and Sandra van Doorn' – Bookshy
'A most beautiful story about the most magical of relationships, a child and their grandparent. A true celebration of love.’ – Wanuri Kahiu, award-winning filmmaker and children’s book author
'A lovely tender rhyming book to share with a child at bedtime or anytime' – Storywraps
'A celebration of storytelling, of the imagination, of living in the moment and creating our own entertainment through the enjoyment of each other' – Bookmonsters
'A lovely story that will be enjoyed again and again' – Randomly Reading
'Heart-warming. It’s a story that a child from any culture could identify with but, in this case, we also get to see a little bit of Uganda as a country and the Ugandan way of life' – The Letterpress Project
'Domestic detail sings from the pastel illustrations, but there are also wishes and dreams spun and illustrated as the boy thinks of the adventures he would take. Comforting and illuminating' – Minerva Reads
A rainy day takes a different meaning with this wonderful book which offers a colourful glimpse into Ugandan culture.
It is a perfect read to encourage children to appreciate simple but precious moments spend together, at home.
On a side note, a small dog is taking part in the story and entertains us from page to page - we loved it.