A beautiful, touching tale full of heart and visual humour from the creator of The Suitcase.
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.
Chris is originally from Bradford and studied illustration and graphic design at Bradford College of Art. In 2000 he moved to France where, amongst other things, he was an English teacher before working in newspaper layout and design.
When his children were small he realised he loved the picture books he read to them, sometimes even more than his children did - the Picture Book Bug had truly bitten. Chris has since written and illustrated several books and is currently thinking about the next one, probably with a cuppa in hand at home near Limoges. He likes listening to and making music, wandering around the countryside, a bit of running and riding a bike. His favourite season is autumn and his favourite colour is green.
3 - 5
Children's, Teenage & educational