In The Bomb, a story about being true to oneself, a boy searches for the secret to doing the perfect bomb into the water.
With training from Nan, an expert and former champion, and by listening to his own voice, he finds his unique style and pulls off a wonderful, acrobatic, truly awe-inspiring bomb.
"A quintessentially New Zealand picture book, this lively and lavishly illustrated story is a humorous tale about a young boy searching for the right methods and techniques to do the perfect bomb into the water. He turns to is much loved Nan, an expert and former champion for advice and, with love and gentle encouragement, learns that it's all about being yourself and finding your own style. It's funny, inspirational, enjoyable and packed full of characters and scenes instantly recognisable to young New Zealanders."- Weekend Herald
SUPREME WINNER, The Margaret Mahy Book of the Year, New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adult, 2019
WINNER, Picture Book Award, New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adult, 2019
WINNER, Scholastic New Zealand Award for Best Children’s Book, PANZ Book Design Awards, 2019
Storylines Notable Book Award, Picture Book, 2019
- By Sacha Cotter and Josh Morgan
- 36 pages
- Paperback book
- ISBN: 9781775503507
Kawerau born Sacha Cotter is an award-winning children´s writer based in Wellington, New Zealand. She is the author of picture books Keys/Ngā Kī, The Marble Maker/Te Kaihanga Māpere, and the 2019 Margaret Mahy Book of the Year, The Bomb/Te Pohū - all published by HUIA and illustrated by her partner in both books and life, Josh Morgan.