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Watch the trailer for Chris Naylor-Ballesteros’ The Suitcase

Next month we are proud to be publishing The Suitcase, by Chris Naylor-Ballesteros – a powerful new picture book full of heart and humanity.

When a strange-looking creature arrives one day, with only a suitcase, everyone is full of questions. What on earth could be inside? Only when the other animals break into the suitcase do they begin to understand what the weary stranger has been through…

And today we’re delighted to share the animated trailer for the book!

You can watch our trailer for The Suitcase at the top of this post – and you can pre-order a copy of the book from Amazon here, or from Waterstones here.

‘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

‘We slip so easily into being tribal, into being suspicious of people who seem different to us. The Suitcase gently and powerfully explores the transformation that comes when we manage to open our minds and hearts.’  Miranda McKearney OBE, Empathy Lab

‘A sweet, gentle introduction to the idea of what home is, and that maybe home is something we bring with us.’  Margaret Wallace-Jones, The Alligator’s Mouth

‘Sometimes a story just grabs you by the heartstrings and doesn’t let you go – this is one of those stories. Powerful, empathetic and full of heart, The Suitcase will resonate for a long, long time.’  Louise Bolongaro, Head of  Picture Books, Nosy Crow

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