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Out of Nowhere



written and illustrated by
Chris Naylor-Ballesteros

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
Simon & Schuster
Imprint
Simon & Schuster BFYR
ISBN
9781534481008
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JLG Category

Primary Plus

This charming and timeless tale of a beetle searching for a missing friend gently shows that true friendship endures through even the biggest of changes.

Beetle and Caterpillar are best friends. Every day, they sit together on a big rock, sharing a picnic and looking out over the forest. But one day, Caterpillar goes missing and Beetle cannot find her.

Beetle sets out on a long journey through the forest, but Caterpillar is nowhere to be seen. Beetle’s just about to give up when a friendly (and rather familiar) butterfly appears out of nowhere. Can it be Beetle’s friend? She may look different, but the love they feel for one another is the same as ever.Two-color illustrations.

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Details

Format

Print

Page Count

40

Trim Size

10" x 10"

Dewey

E

AR

0: points 0

Genre

Fiction

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

May 2021

Book Genres

Picture Book

Topics

Best friends. Friendship. Beetles. Caterpillars. Metamorphosis. Butterflies.

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Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

PreS-K–In this gentle story about the value of friendship, a red caterpillar becomes a surprising companion to a beetle. They spend many idyllic days together, until the caterpillar suddenly disappears. Spotting something red in the distance, the beetle embarks on an ambitious trek to find their friend. The quest proves fruitless until the caterpillar—now transformed into a butterfly—finds the beetle instead. Happily, they resume their comforting daily routine. Large scale black-and-white pencil illustrations with pops of red are visually striking, and the straightforward prose makes for an appealing read-aloud. The story deftly conveys affirming themes of caring and acceptance, as the beetle loves the caterpillar/butterfly unconditionally. Too, the beetle’s journey opens the door to valuable discussions about emotions, relationships, and how to react to change. VERDICT Comforting and emotionally resonant with a great deal of charm, this is a first purchase for picture book collections. –­Allison Tran, Mission Viejo Lib., CA

Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

PreS-K–In this gentle story about the value of friendship, a red caterpillar becomes a surprising companion to a beetle. They spend many idyllic days together, until the caterpillar suddenly disappears. Spotting something red in the distance, the beetle embarks on an ambitious trek to find their friend. The quest proves fruitless until the caterpillar—now transformed into a butterfly—finds the beetle instead. Happily, they resume their comforting daily routine. Large scale black-and-white pencil illustrations with pops of red are visually striking, and the straightforward prose makes for an appealing read-aloud. The story deftly conveys affirming themes of caring and acceptance, as the beetle loves the caterpillar/butterfly unconditionally. Too, the beetle’s journey opens the door to valuable discussions about emotions, relationships, and how to react to change. VERDICT Comforting and emotionally resonant with a great deal of charm, this is a first purchase for picture book collections. –­Allison Tran, Mission Viejo Lib., CA

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