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One day, the Thing falls from the sky and four strangers stumble across it. Together they decide to work together to take care of the Thing. But before long a media circus builds up around the creature they are protecting and the debate about the Thing spreads far around the world. What is the Thing? Who does it belong to? What does it do? And is it any use for anything at all?This captivating picture book will be many things to many people: a story about thoughtfulness, an adventure in friendship and an intriguing and gentle social commentary on the search for meaning in modern life. Daniel Egneus' unique and engaging artwork beautifully illustrates this enigmatic story and brings the strange Thing to life. With a similar feel to Alexis Deacon's Beegu and Shaun Tan's The Lost Thing, this is the perfect bedtime story for children and adults to enjoy together. Praise for The Thing:"Enigmatic, charming and quite beautiful" - The Sunday Times "Touching on themes of compassion, kindness and belonging, this quirky tale will undoubtedly instigate crucial questions and topics for further discussion across all age groups" - Picture Books BloggerSimon Puttock was born in New Zealand and, as a child, wanted to be a vet or an archaeologist. Instead, and after some considerable time and doing other stuff, he became a full-time writer. He has written over 40 books for children and has won several awards, including the 2016 Scottish Children's Book Award for Mouse's First Night at Moonlight School. Daniel Egneus was born in Sweden and has had successful collaborations with clients such as Haagen-Dasz, O2 UK, Marie Claire, Time Magazine, Penguin Books and Random House. He was voted best illustrator by the Association of Illustrators in the UK (2005). He has published many books including Little Red Riding Hood (Harper Collins) and Hot Dog cookbook (winner of the Prix Gourmand for Best Illustrated Cookbook in France).

Paperback Book

32 pages

Published: 2017 by Egmont

ISBN: 9781405283717

Dimensions: 245 x 274 x 5mm

Author(s): Simon Puttock

Illustrator(s):

The Thing Paperback Book Edition by Simon Puttock

Suggested Age Group(s):

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One day, the Thing falls from the sky and four strangers stumble across it. Together they decide to work together to take care of the Thing. But before long a media circus builds up around the creature they are protecting and the debate about the Thing spreads far around the world. What is the Thing? Who does it belong to? What does it do? And is it any use for anything at all?This captivating picture book will be many things to many people: a story about thoughtfulness, an adventure in friendship and an intriguing and gentle social commentary on the search for meaning in modern life. Daniel Egneus' unique and engaging artwork beautifully illustrates this enigmatic story and brings the strange Thing to life. With a similar feel to Alexis Deacon's Beegu and Shaun Tan's The Lost Thing, this is the perfect bedtime story for children and adults to enjoy together. Praise for The Thing:"Enigmatic, charming and quite beautiful" - The Sunday Times "Touching on themes of compassion, kindness and belonging, this quirky tale will undoubtedly instigate crucial questions and topics for further discussion across all age groups" - Picture Books BloggerSimon Puttock was born in New Zealand and, as a child, wanted to be a vet or an archaeologist. Instead, and after some considerable time and doing other stuff, he became a full-time writer. He has written over 40 books for children and has won several awards, including the 2016 Scottish Children's Book Award for Mouse's First Night at Moonlight School. Daniel Egneus was born in Sweden and has had successful collaborations with clients such as Haagen-Dasz, O2 UK, Marie Claire, Time Magazine, Penguin Books and Random House. He was voted best illustrator by the Association of Illustrators in the UK (2005). He has published many books including Little Red Riding Hood (Harper Collins) and Hot Dog cookbook (winner of the Prix Gourmand for Best Illustrated Cookbook in France).

Paperback Book

32 pages

Published: 2017 by Egmont

ISBN: 9781405283717

Dimensions: 245 x 274 x 5mm

Author(s): Simon Puttock

Illustrator(s):

The Thing Paperback Book Edition by Simon Puttock

Suggested Age Group(s):

Corona Service Update: Please allow 5 to 7 days for STANDARD delivery. Our warehouse teams are following all Government Guidance on social distancing.

UK Standard Delivery is £3.95, UK FREE when you spend over £50


Next Day Delivery £7.95, Subject to access.

Deliveries for In-Stock items are currently taking 5 to 7 working days, please wait until after this time to contact us. We send emails out at all stages, so once your order has been despatched we will send another email with tracking information where appropriate.

Our carriers are operating a 'contactless delivery', with GPS tracking to ensure your house has been visited.

If an item is 'Out of Stock/Pre-Order' we will part ship so you receive what we have within 7 days (subject to local carriers), the rest will follow at our expense.

UK Standard Delivery is £3.95, UK FREE when you spend over £50


Next Day Delivery £7.95, Subject to access.

8 Great Reasons to Buy from BrightMinds:

20 Years of tried and trusted trading. We have won over 5 national mail order awards including Best Internet Business, and are one of the UK’s Top 10 UK mail order companies as named by The Daily Telegraph.

Science, Tech, Engineering, Art & Maths (STEAM) are our speciality being the passion of our founder and former teacher, Alison Quill.

FREE UK delivery on orders over £50 Our standard delivery charge is £3.95 for UK destinations and our checkout calculates overseas destinations based on the weight of goods in your basket.

Next day delivery is available (NOT during Corona Restrictions, sorry) for £7.95.

You get a full 90 days to return your item to us. So for whatever reason (so long as it in original packaging and perfect condition) simply send it back to us and we'll cheerfully refund you every penny.

Returns are Easy Simply send your item to our returns centre for fast processing. Please complete the returns note on the reverse of your delivery note telling us if you wish to have an exchange or refund. We'll get you a replacement or refund in a snap! We refund postage for faulty items.

We insist that you love everything you buy from us. If you're unhappy for any reason whatsoever, just let us know and we'll bend over backwards to make things right again.

Ordering from BrightMinds is 100% safe and secure we go that extra mile and have EV extra secure SSL certificate so you can rest easy. We also subscribe to the Norton Shopping Guarantee Scheme for your extra protection; a 30 day guarantee of up to a £1,000 of the purchase price, that you will receive the products/services you ordered, in accordance with the terms of sale and if our published price drops within 30 days of the purchase, you can make a claim for up to £100 of the difference.

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