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Shy Ones (Hardcover)


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He's not the type to stand out. In fact, unless you were looking for him, you wouldn't know he was missing at all. But you know us, the shy ones, we can always spot one another.

This delicate picture book about a quiet little octopus that keeps to himself in a school of lively fish explores the topic of shyness and friendship. Stunningly illustrated by bestselling creator of Hug Me, Simona Ciraolo, this book is sure to resonate with young children across the world, particularly those who are just starting school.

About the Author

Simona Ciraolo is a Sardinian-born author and illustrator whose witty and endearing tales recently won her the Sebastian Walker Award. Ciraolo studied animation at the National Film School in Turin, Italy, before moving to the UK where she undertook an MA in Children's Book Illustration at the Cambridge School of Art. She has also worked as a freelance 2D animator for children's TV shows and illustrated five picture books for an independent Italian publisher.

Praise For…

“Gorgeous, muted illustrations show an entrancing variety of sea life, and the personalities of each creature carry the story […] A feast for the eyes.”
Kirkus Reviews

“Ciraolo’s palette is bright and her line is supple; she makes shyness seem downright fashionable.”
—Publishers Weekly 

“A wonderful read in the classroom to help children develop empathy and understanding, but also an uplifting read for any shy littles. They will feel seen and understood!”
Little Cub Literacy
Product Details
ISBN: 9781912497355
ISBN-10: 1912497352
Publisher: Flying Eye Books
Publication Date: August 4th, 2020
Pages: 32
Language: English