The Last Peach (Hardcover)
Roaring Brook Press, 9781626723504, 40pp.
Publication Date: May 21, 2019
Gus Gordon's The Last Peach is the story of two indecisive bugs contemplating eating the last peach of the summer in a hilarious picture book about anticipation and expectation.
Summer’s almost over, and there’s one peach left.
There’s also one big question in the air: Should someone eat it?
What if it’s rotten inside?
But what if it’s juicy?
Should the bug who saw it first get to eat it?
Should both bugs share it with their friends?
Will anyone eat the peach?! EVER?!?
About the Author
Gus Gordon is an Australian born writer and illustrator of books for small people and older people who like small people’s books. Gus lives with his wife and three kids on the Northern beaches of Sydney. He is also the author of Herman and Rosie, about which Booklist, in a starred review, said "not since Petra Mathers’ Sophie and Lou (1991) has a picture book, the arts, and romance converged so charmingly." Somewhere Else is his second book with Roaring Brook Press.
Praise For The Last Peach…
*"Luscious, light, and thought-provoking: decidedly not to be missed!"—Kirkus Reviews, starred review
*"Some desires, this sly fable suggests, may be founded on illusion."—Publishers Weekly, starred review