Author(s): Daisy Hirst
From a remarkable new talent comes an honest and endearing story about losing a best friend, daring to make a new one, and the power of imagination.
Isabel has a best friend named Simon, who is very good with newts. But one day Simon moves away in a truck and never comes back. For a while Isabel hates everything and decides it's better to be by herself. After all, she has a parrot who likes to sit on her head, and she has a system, sorting all the things in her room into boxes. But now she faces a new problem: the parrot worries about the box that is full of wolves, and Isabel secretly worries too. Can Chester, a boy who has a way with umbrellas and sticky tape, help? With simple illustrations full of touching, kid-friendly details, Daisy Hirst's debut picture book is sure to make many new friends.
Daisy Hirst is a hugely talented young artist and writer. After studying English and Creative Writing at Warwick University where she composed her own poetry and enjoyed drawing and doodling, Daisy went on to graduate from the Cambridge School of Art MA Course in Illustration. She won the Lara Jones award in the Macmillan Prize for The Runaway Baby and is the author/illustrator of Alphonse, That Is Not OK to Do! Daisy lives in North London. Find her online at www.daisyhirst.com and on twitter as @Deenface.