Out of Nowhere
Chris Naylor- Ballesteros
Out of Nowhere the friend arrived one day, to spend each day ‘on the big rock looking out over the forest’, sharing picnics. Thereafter, they would watch the moon together. So, what happens when the friend is ‘nowhere to be seen‘? Is it possible that the friend is hiding, hurt or lost? What would you do?
We join a huge adventure, a quest, as the beetle journeys to find his friend. It will take a thorough search, a picnic, but maybe the truth is right below him…
Might a big brave song help as you travel to where you think you’ve sighted your friend? Or is it possible, that when you are just about to fall into disillusionment, when you need some time to ‘get your strength back‘, that ‘Out of Nowhere’ someone might arrive? What might you learn? Maybe about change or difference, separation and the things you share?
In a palette of white, red and black, esteemed picture book maker Chris Naylor-Ballesteros offers a masterclass in friendship, loyalty and love. Like The Suitcase, Out of Nowhere is a tale of the best of values, compassion, care, acceptance and hope. Bookwagon adores this picture book and recommends it to all our readers.