Ollie and Augustus by Gabriel Evans (Walker Books)

Ollie is small – like a pickling jar or a shoebox.
Augustus is big – like a fridge or a table.

They did most things together, including cycling, painting, dressing up, digging (Ollie’s favourite thing) and stick collecting (Augustus’s favourite thing). But Ollie is about to start school, and he has one major concern: who will keep Augustus company? He decides to search for a playmate for his enormous companion, but good friends are hard to find.

A funny, heartwarming story about Ollie’s determination to make sure his big dog, Augustus, is okay when he’s at school.

★★★★½
“It’s an utterly lovely story with hints of humour that prevent sentimentalism. Gabriel Evans’ illustrations are so pleasing – recalling, in the best way, illustrators such as Emily Gravett and Peter H Reynolds.”
Books + Publishing 2019

Available in Australian bookshops from September 2019.

ISBN: 9781760650711
Publisher: Walker Books Australia
Australian RRP: $26.99
New Zealand RRP: $28.99