Exisle Publishing

This is NOT a Book! Kellie Byrnes & Aśka Pear of Hope Wenda Shurety & Deb Hudson COME TO APPRECIATE THE POWER OF HOPE AND OF NATURE WITH THIS BEAUTIFUL STORY OF A YOUNG GIRL’S JOURNEY THROUGH ILLNESS. INTRODUCES KIDS TO THE STRUCTURE OF A BOOK AND ELEMENTS OF GOOD STORYTELLING AU $24.99 | NZ $24.99 | May 2021 | 9781925820867 | 215 x 288 mm | Hardback | 32 pages | Colour AU $24.99 | NZ $24.99 | June 2021 | 9781925820508 | 245 x 255 mm | Hardback | 32 pages | Colour AGES 5-8 AGES 5-8 THEMES: ILLNESS, OVERCOMING CHALLENGES, RESILIENCE, HOPE, CANCER THEMES: METAFICTION, STORYTELLING QTY QTY ABOUT THE CREATORS Wenda Shurety is a children’s author, scientist and archer. Her books are inspired by her love of being a mum, and hope that has helped her through illness. Deb Hudson is an illustrator who is passionate about drawing bright, happy and colourful images that evoke emotion and thought in their viewer. ABOUT THE CREATORS Kellie Byrnes is a children’s author, freelance writer, kidlit blogger and book reviewer. Aśka is an award-winning illustrator, artist and scientist. She loves to create energetic characters with a curious streak. Pear of Hope is the story of a little girl with cancer and her tale of recovery. This is intertwined with the growth of a pear tree, which symbolises the enigmatic concept of hope. Told through sensitive words and gentle, beautiful illustrations, the story will comfort and inspire any children who are struggling to feel positive, whatever journey they may be on. It is a vibrant reminder of the beauty of the world around us and of the fact that, like Anna, with hope you can face any battle! In this fun-filled picture book, our main character is convinced they’re not in a book. After all, if this was a book, there’d be pages to turn … Oops! We’ve turned the page. But that’s not proof this is a book. If it was a book, there’d be interesting settings and problems to solve. Hold on! Why is our lead character being chased by a lion? Why are pirates stealing treasure? And are those mermaids playing in a rock band? This is NOT a Book! is the perfect introduction to how to tell a story. ALSO BY THIS ILLUSTRATOR My Storee Just Because You Can’t Spell Doesn’t Mean You Can’t Write! Paul Russell & Aśka The Incurable Imagination Paul Russell & Aśka AU $24.99 | NZ $24.99 | 9781925335774 | 245 x 255 mm | Hardback | 32 pp | Colour AU $24.99 | NZ $24.99 | 9781925335972 | 245 x 255 mm | Hardback | 32 pp | Colour TEACHER NOTES AVAILABLE HERE TEACHER NOTES AVAILABLE HERE