In January we’re very excited to be publishing Out of Nowhere – a beautiful, heart-warming new picture book from Chris Naylor-Ballesteros, illustrator of The Suitcase, which was longlisted for the 2020 CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Awards. Out of Nowhere is a touching tale about friendship and the inevitability of change, filled with warmth, wit, and wonder.
And today you can take a look at this truly beautiful picture book!
Beetle and Caterpillar are best friends. Every day, they sit together on a big rock, sharing a picnic and looking out over the forest. But one day, Caterpillar goes missing and, try as he might, Beetle cannot find her. Just as he is about to give up hope, a very friendly (and rather familiar) butterfly appears out of nowhere. Can it be his friend? She might look different but she is still just the same and they are together again, at last.
Here’s a preview of the first few pages:
As mentioned at the top of this post, Chris’s earlier picture book, The Suitcase, was longlisted for the 2020 CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Awards. You can watch him reading the book, below:
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