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The Fix- it-Man

Pearlz Dreaming

ISBN  9781925335347   Hardcover Picture Book   EK Books Endorsed by Paradise Kids

It is a challenge to cover the deeper topics in life for young children in a way that is relatable, honest and caring, but Dimity Powell’s The Fix -it-Man sets out to do just that.   Nicky Johnston’s gentle, joyful and equally caring illustrations take the reader through the happy, although sometimes challenging times, in a family that is about to be broken by something that just can’t be fixed.  A double centre spread of predominantly subdued grey father and daughter nestled in a bean bag, is particularly moving, and marks a shift in the narrative from the fix-it- man to a fix- it- girl.  Another especially powerful metaphor for grief in the story is the broken teddy bear, ‘Tiger’ who needs mending.  Our young narrator says, ‘Pieces spill out from Tiger’s heart, as Dad takes him from my…

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2 comments on “The Fix- it-Man

  1. Dimity Powell
    July 25, 2017

    This is nice…I feel at peace here. Thank you June.

  2. June
    July 26, 2017

    That’s good. I like filing past blog highlights here and it is lovely to revisit the interviews, reviews and experiences of living a creative life.

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