A Human for Kingsley
Kingsley had decided to own a human. This was not a decision to be taken lightly. After all, owning a human is a responsibility.
But finding the right kind of human is much harder than Kingsley expected. Some are too bossy. Some are too busy. And some just don’t seem to appreciate a dog the way they should. Will Kingsley ever find a human that is exactly right?
A sweet, tender and deeply funny story about the power of friendship, and one dog’s mission to find his perfect person.
“A Human for Kingsley leads the reader on a playful journey of finding friendship and understanding reciprocity.” – Books + Publishing
The idea for A Human for Kingsley came to me one Sunday morning while sitting in the sun with my dog. It started with the question; what if dogs chose us for their humans? The illustrations were made using a mix of watercolour, pencil and gouache.
“Children will be gratified by the touching conclusion…that explores feelings and relationships. A dog and a girl add up to a warm story that all humans will appreciate.”
Books + Publishing
“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.”
CBCA Reading Time
“Interesting angles, a stylish colour palette and expressive characters make A Human for Kingsley a visual delight.”
The Little Bookman (The Little Bookroom)
“Pure joy. Glorious in both story and illustrations. So much personality. A Human For Kingsley is so far the best picture book I’ve seen all year!”
The West Australian (ED!)
Gabriel Evans’ cute, colourful drawings will make you smile…and each time you read his book you will find more delightful details to enjoy.
“A charming tale with a rather adorable dog and a feisty young lass – and of course, a happy ending!”
Buy from Australian Booksellers
USA edition available March 2023.
Pre-order from US Booksellers
Publisher: Little Hare/Hardie Grant
Published: Australia, France and Turkey
Australian RRP: $24.99