Malachy Doyle’s fanciful "small" tale, illustrated in delightful detail by Carll Cneut, will bring smiles to anyone who has ever missed the comforts of home.
When Antonio visits his grandmother on a tiny island on the other side of the world, he has a whale of a time. But there’s one slight problem: he seems to be getting smaller and smaller. Before long, he can’t even throw jam sandwiches to the sea monsters because he’s too small to see over the side of his grandmother’s boat. "You’re missing your mom," notes his granny, who tells him it’s time that he headed for home. So he finds a job on a sailing ship - and then the increasingly small Antonio’s big adventures really begin.
|Product dimensions:||10.92(w) x 10.12(h) x 0.37(d)|
|Age Range:||4 - 8 Years|
About the Author
Malachy Doyle grew up in Northern Ireland and now lives with his family in Wales. He says of ANTONIO ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WORLD, GETTING SMALLER, "You know how it is when you’re away from home, away from the people you love. No matter how much of a wonderful time you’re having, there’s this niggly feeling inside that eats away at you until there’s nothing left to do but pack your bags and head for home. That’s Antonio." A full-time writer of children’s books, Malachy Doyle is also the author of JODY'S BEANS, THE BOLD BOY, and SLEEPY PENDOODLE.
Carll Cneut is an award-winning children’s book illustrator who lives and works in Ghent, Belgium. He says, "I remember driving speedy trains, sailing immense ships, battling with monsters, and hanging out in the wild, wild West with the other cowboys when I was a little boy. Finding all this gathered in the story of Antonio made me fall in love with it instantly."