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Bob and the River of Time introduces children to the beauty and wonder of wildlife and nature. Bob discovers the changing seasons, different types of weather and a huge variety of plant and animal life. On Bob's journey, he sees a host of different animals, creepy crawlies, birds, flowers, vegetables and trees. The book is packed with interesting facts, meaning children can learn more as they discover the different critters. The beautiful illustrations and attention to detail ensure that each time you open the book you'll discover something new. There is a key in the back of the book to show you where all the colourful characters are hiding, in case you're really stuck!

Join Bob as he learns to be mindful and maintain a positive outlook, even when he isn't sure where the river is taking him. The calming flow of the story will send children to a place of tranquil and inspired imagination. The story is ideal for relaxing bedtime reading, but hunting for and learning about all of the creatures will provide hours of additional fun. Searching for the many creatures and plants within the book is a great way to focus a child's mind, especially if their mind has a tendency to wander.

Join Bob as he learns one of the most simple, eloquent and powerful lessons life can teach. Bob and the River of Time is a fantastical, educational picture book written and illustrated by James Garner. It is a charming, colourful, fun short story ideal for entertaining and inspiring children.

Suitable for children aged 3 years and upwards.

"An adrenaline-fuelled white-knuckle ride."
Parsley the Snail

"There isn't a single car in the whole book so it's a thumbs up from me!"
Gemma the Hedgehog

"I was really enjoying it up until I got eaten."
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10th November '16
I read it to Missmoo aged 5 aged 5 & to Locket aged 2 aged 2
Bob and the River of Time 9781785831126
5 stars
This is a beautiful book one that will be looked and and read many times, there is so much to see and do within this book, stunning illustrations a beautiful laid out book with lots to do other than reading, both my girls love bob and his friends this is gonna be a book that lasts a life time. 
1st November '16
I read it to ToyStoryTot aged 4 aged 4 & to TwinkleBubs aged 1 aged 1
Bob and the River of Time 9781785831126
5 stars
What an absolute gem of a book! We only received this today, but my son has looked at it so many times already and is STILL discovering new things. Packed to the brim with wonderful illustrations and interesting facts. A simple story of Bob, who one day goes for a ride in his rowing boat and encounters a time travelling adventure throughout the seasons, meeting a variety of creatures and plants. The detail absolutely astounds me and even I have learned new things. Big, huge, massive thumbs up! 
5th May '17
I read it to Azaria aged 5 aged 5 & to Ryden aged 9 aged 9
Bob and the River of Time 9781785831126
5 stars
This was a lovely book, Beautiful illustrations and my children loved Bob! A lovely book showing lots of wildlife and the 'Introduction of the Cast' was fantastic.
10th November '16
I read it to 446lena aged 5 aged 5
Bob and the River of Time 9781785831126
5 stars
Beautiful story,full of nature, animals, tree and flowers. Main character is Bob, who is going on 'strange' adventure. It's lovely book with many activities, hours of fun. My daughter loves this book, she wants to read it every night.
17th November '16
I read it myself (an adult) , to Bud aged 6 aged 6 & to Lydie aged 4 aged 4
Bob and the River of Time 9781785831126
5 stars
This is the sort of book that you stumble upon and are so very glad you did. The book takes Bob on an adventure down the river, where he sees all of the different seasons and meets the plants and animal life he finds there. 
It's a beautifully illustrated book and each page is packed with details. My son and I have looked at it many times now and we always see something different. Bob doesn't know where he's going but he goes with the flow of the river and it leads to a calm, imaginative and positive story which is perfect for quiet time.

We all really love this book in our house. I knew the instant that it arrived that it would be a hit and that's definitely the case. We've picked it up so many times and both children and adults have pored over it, separately and together. We highly recommend it. 
6th November '16
I read it to Christopher_Thor aged 5 aged 5 & to Adam_Barry aged 4 aged 4
Bob and the River of Time 9781785831126
5 stars
Beautiful illustrations and a lovely story of changing seasons during one mans journey down a river on his little boat. We loved reading this together with our 4 & 5 year olds and the "meet the cast" section at the end of the book is a great addition. Our boys learned quite a bit of new facts about the different animals on the pages and found it very much fun to try and spot them on the pages. I think we spent a good hour going back and front finding all the creatures. Definitely would recommend this book!
21st February '17
I read it to SiennaW aged 4 aged 4
Bob and the River of Time 9781785831126
5 stars
This book is beautiful. Lots of gorgeous pictures, and plenty to learn along the way. Very clever and well thought out. Big thumbs up from us! 
2nd November '16
I read it to Ragdollkhanbaby aged 4 aged 4
Bob and the River of Time 9781785831126
5 stars
This is an absolutely delightful book telling the story of Bob on his time travel through the seasons, so beautifully illustrated with so much content you see something new every time you look at a page. It inspires children to discuss the changing seasons and what happens in nature, so very highly recommended we love this book already.
2nd November '16
I read it to Gracie Noodle aged 10 aged 10 & to Habs aged 5 aged 5
Bob and the River of Time 9781785831126
5 stars
Really interesting, different book. We found it to be a perfect bedtime book, it encourages mindfulness and for the kids to take in the environment. Wonderful illustrations and packed full of info. Not the normal kids book. Try it!
2nd November '16
I read it to FreddyBoggis aged 4 aged 4
Bob and the River of Time 9781785831126
5 stars
This book was great, with really nice illustrations. The story of bob, who travels through all the seasons on his boat. Theres so much to see and learn, this can be read over and over and you will spot something different. We liked all the extras, meeting the characters and trying to find them all. Overall great.
3rd November '16
dkathurima read it themselves aged 6 aged 6
Bob and the River of Time 9781785831126
5 stars
Daisy 6 read this to her brother 3 and enjoyed the pictures and spotting something different each time. A sweet and easy to follow story they could enjoy together
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About James Garner

James Garner is a freelance graphic designer, illustrator and decorator. He lives in Suffolk where he pursues his passion of creativity. He can often be found drawing or painting, whether it is houses or beautiful children's books....

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