Publication Date: 06/09/2022 ISBN: 9780711274891 Category:

An Unexpected Thing

Ashling Lindsay

Publisher: Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
Publication Date: 06/09/2022 ISBN: 9780711274891 Category:
Paperback / Softback




An Unexpected Thing is a beautifully illustrated, touching children’s picture book about facing fears, dealing with anxiety and learning to explore the world.

Fred is afraid. Of everything. He spends his days jumping at loud noises, recoiling from scary shadows and hiding from new people. So you can imagine how he felt when a huge, menacing spot appears as if from nowhere. Too terrified to do anything else, Fred hides away from the spot and imagines all the awful things it could be…

Luckily, Coco isn’t afraid of anything! She loves exploring new things and sees the best in every new experience that comes her way. When Coco sees the spot she knows that it must be something wonderful. And she’s going to find out what it is. And this time, Fred is going to come with her and face his fears once and for all.

This is a story of different perspectives, overcoming those feelings of worry and uneasiness, facing your fears and finding out that the world isn’t such a bad place afterall of all if you’re ready to explore.

Publisher Review

"Fred is afraid of everything in this story about facing your fears, making friends, and learning that the world isn't such a scary place after all." * The Bookseller * 'Ideal for young readers [...] facing your fears, dealing with anxiety, and learning to explore the world.' * The Belfast Telegraph * "perceptive, sensitive story [...] great to have a beautiful book like this to refer to, reminding us that most things are what we make them." * BookTrust *

Book experts at your service

What are you looking for?

A recommendation
Something specific
  • Mr B's Recommendation Station
  • Fill in the three questions below, along with your name and email address, and our book experts will be in touch soon with their personal recommendations

  • I'm after something specific
  • Tell us about the book, author or subject you're looking for, along with your name and email address and our book experts will be in touch as soon as possible