Paperback | 40 pages | 250 x 200mm
Publication October 2023 | ISBN 9781802585346
This is Red. Red lives in two homes and has special things he does in each. But Monday is moving day. What if the new house isn’t like the old one? What if there aren’t special things to do there?
Follow Red on his adventure to discover his new home.
Emma Bettridge is a theatre producer and writer. She has worked for several major theatres and festivals including Bristol Old Vic, Pulse festival at the New Wolsey Theatre, Caravan2014 (Farnham Maltings/Brighton Festival) and the Pleasance London and Edinburgh Theatres. Emma has always worked with children and animals, through training young horses and dogs, to PGL residential camps and as a riding school teacher for many years.
Her first picture book Goodbye Hobbs was published in October 2022, with her second picture book Red is Home out this coming October. She is also working on a YA queer love story about two girls working on a ranch in rural Wales.
Josephine Birch is a print maker with a first class B.A. in Illustration and a postgraduate scholarship from The Royal Drawing School, after which she achieved a first class M.A. in Children’s Book Illustration at CSA. She is also a workshop leader and lecturer in Illustration.
'This reassuring book shows that as long as you are loved, new challenges can be overcome.' Sally Morris, Daily Mail
'There are so many things I love about this book. It's sensitively written, and really captures the uncertainty that moving can bring. It's great to see the inclusion of a blended mutli-racial family, with LGBTQIA+ representation. Having the story told from Red's viewpoint is a fresh, interesting take on the topic of moving house, and one that works perfectly.' Books for Little Bookworms
'The story is full of reassurance for children facing change and Red is an irrepressible presence, as he leaps from scene to scene.' Andrea Reece, Love Reading 4 Kids
'Lovely lyrical prose tells the tale of Red's new home, and what he finds there.' It's All About Stories
'Not only is this book a great one about moving house, but it’s also a great one focusing on children who have separated parents or families and who, like Red, might live in both homes... A lovely story and message.' Strawberry Post