Stories Aloud
Publication date: 14 Jan 2021
ISBN: 9781788008389
Size: 275 x 275 mm
Length: 32 pages

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A feel-good picture book about friendship and change, from the bestselling author of The Suitcase, translated into over 20 languages.

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.

A heartwarming story from bestselling author, Chris Naylor-Ballesteros, shortlisted for Oscar’s Prize 2020 and The Kate Greenaway Award 2020.

Every Nosy Crow paperback picture book comes with a free “Stories Aloud” audio recording. Just scan the QR code and listen along!

Stories Aloud

All of our paperback picture books come with a free Stories Aloud audio reading.

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“From the acclaimed author of The Suitcase comes a touching tale of friendship and change, following best friends beetle and caterpillar. The limited colour palette is particularly striking.”

-Fiona Noble, The Bookseller

“A sweet and sincere primer on how to be a friend.”

-Kirkus Reviews

“We had such a lovely time with this story – it is a real pleasure to read aloud and gave so many opportunities for conversation about friendship and change.”

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Chinese simplified, Dutch, French, Portuguese LA, Turkish, US English

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