The Brave Little Grork
This is a new edition of a gently reassuring picture book by Cave and Maland about a small creature's fears and worries. The creature in question is the grork. He's shy and easily frightened, especially when it comes to turples. One sunny day, he and his best friend the greep set out for a picnic. On the way, the grork does his very best to be like the greep and think brave thoughts, but he sees turples everywhere. Before long a tree creaks and he dashes off in panic into a deep, dark wood. What's that coming? Is it a turple? Fear not: by the end of the trip, the greep and the grork have found each other again and are on their way home, singing. Hooray for the brave little grork!
Kathryn Cave is an award-winning author of books for children of all ages. Her story Something Else (illustrated by Chris Riddell) has sold over half a million copies and won the under-8s section of the first UNESCO award for Children's Literature in the Service of Tolerance. Kathryn loves author visits and is in demand for storybag workshops in schools all over the UK. She lives in Hampstead, London. Nick Maland has illustrated many books for children. He won the overall prize in the V&A Illustration Awards for You've Got Dragons and was shortlisted for the Mother Goose award for Welcome Nights and Other Poems, and won the Society of Illustrators Silver Medal for Snip! Snap! What's That? Nick lives in Brighton.