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Watch Chris Naylor-Ballesteros reading The Suitcase

Today we’re excited to share a brand new video of Chris Naylor-Ballesteros reading The Suitcase – a powerful picture book full of heart and humanity.

When a strange-looking animal arrives pulling a big suitcase, the other animals are curious. What on earth could be inside that suitcase? A teacup? Maybe. A table and chair? Perhaps. A whole home and hillside with trees? This stranger must be fibbing! But when the animals break into the suitcase and discover a very special photograph, they begin to understand what the strange creature has been through, and together they create a very special welcome present . . .

You can watch Chris reading The Suitcase in the video at the top of this post!

‘A simple, powerful way to introduce the idea of kindness to strangers to young children’– Axel Scheffler, illustrator of The Gruffalo

“At a time when over 65 million people are forcibly displaced around the world, this beautifully illustrated and wise, gentle tale of tolerance and kindness for fellow humans resonates deeply. I hope all parents share The Suitcase with their children.” – Khaled Hosseini, author of The Kite Runner

You can take a look inside The Suitcase below:

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