Pip's Adventure

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Pub Date 6 Aug 2024 | Archive Date 20 Jun 2024

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The enchanting story of Pip and the grand yet lonely valley where he lived, and the comfort zone he stepped out of.

This is the second story from incredible author–illustrator Ashling Lindsay after the release of bestselling An Unexpected Thing in 2022.

Pip lived all alone on one side of a beautiful, wide valley. And he had absolutely everything he needed.

Every morning he drank his tea, watered his plants, and checked his mailbox for letters.

And every night, he sat and looked out into the deep dark sky at the planets, comets, and stars. And sometimes, it made him feel quite small.

Until one day, a leaf fluttered in through Pip’s open window. He looked at it. It was not an ordinary leaf—it certainly didn’t belong to any of the trees on his side of the valley. It shimmered and shone in the sunlight and was unlike anything Pip had ever seen before!

But where did it come from? Pip peered out of his window and wondered... maybe there was something more on the other side of the Valley after all.

This is a meaningful picture book all about travel, exploration, and trying new things, encouraging little ones who may be stuck in their ways to venture out of their comfort zones. Whether it’s trying new foods, reading new books, or preparing to go to a new school, there’s something for all readers to take away from this sweet fable.

The enchanting story of Pip and the grand yet lonely valley where he lived, and the comfort zone he stepped out of.

This is the second story from incredible author–illustrator Ashling Lindsay after...

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A perfect children’s book post-COVID.

Pip has a very measured day, with familiar things to do and see, and evenings spent contemplating the night sky.

Sometimes we don’t appreciate the boundaries we have created for ourselves, deliberately or unconsciously, albeit due to habit, circumstance or unexpressed anxiety.

For some lockdown made it harder to subsequently leave their homes. A place of safety, we can control and manage.

The danger is that we become ‘shut-ins’ less sociable and holding fears about our wider environment. I also noticed this after the pandemic, that it can become a habit of older age. Less inclined to leave one’s comfort zone, preferring the familiar and going to known places to walk, dine or holiday.

Allow Pip’s adventure then to re-energise us grown ups as we share his new discoveries with own children. As our younger ones then embrace that spirit to explore and see what is beyond the next turn in the road. Which then becomes the norm rather than the risk taking actions.

Pip is in danger of new day, repeat and new day until a strange leaf blows into his side of the valley. It is a magical thing and unlike anything he has known. It becomes the impetus to venture to the other side of the stream and explore the far side of the valley.

I loved the simple text and creative, colourful illustrations. Above all I applaud the natural elements of discovery and the desires for new things and fresh adventures.

Pip is a born explorer who had limited his vision within his known world. In overcoming the restrictions of routine he finds a kindred spirit and realises his loneliness and isolation were keeping him from wider experiences and making new friends.

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If I had to pick one word to describe this children's book, it would be "enchanting". But it's much more. It's poetic and charming. The visuals are a treat for the eyes, simple yet rich and sparkly. It's like a fairytale, but about finding a friend in life. Cute as can be!

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This book is so cute and the illustrations are beautiful. I love how it touches on exploration and adventure, getting out of your comfort zone and seeing what happens when you do. As a parent of a daughter who is a total creature of habit, a book like this is singing we can use as a tool to try new experiences, like Pip does. Loved it. Thank you to the author and NetGalley for giving me the opportunity to read it.

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I absolutely love Pip's Adventure! I love stories about loneliness, solitude and the power of friendship, and this one is heartwarming. Nobody is ever alone in this world, we are as important as the human connections we make along the way, and seeing Pip leaving his confort zone, not afraid to explore the world and making a new friend, made me really happy.

The art style is beautiful, cozy and adorable, and made me want to jump into the story. The only thing I'd like to comment is that the illustrations looked pixelated, I don't know if it was an error while exporting the JPEG, but the publisher should correct it before sending the book to print in the future.

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Exquisite artwork, and a really sweet, simple yet easy to follow story. I could see this one being a very popular one for young kids, as well as a great read-aloud.

I also loved the unique font here - it gave it a sweet and quaint feel that really made it lovely.

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Beautiful illustrations. A cute story about Pip, who likes his side of the world. He enjoys the known and repetition in his life. Until, one day, a mysterious shimmering plant appears. He tries to ignore it but he sees more and more.

His curiosity leads him to explore and take an adventure into the unknown. He meets a new friend, Pod, and realizes the world isn't so strange after all. There are others like him.

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A lovely story about friendship and moving out of your comfort zone. The illustrations are beautiful and very peaceful.

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Such a sweet story about loneliness and friendship. The illustrations reminded a little bit of The Little Prince, which gave me some nostalgia for that story.

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An adorable short story with beautiful illustrations!

Pip lives alone on his side of the valley. He knows it well and likes what he knows. He likes the predictability of his life. Until he must venture to other side of the valley and discovers someone else living there.

Read this with my 3 year old, and we were both captured by the story. It was beautifully written, and the words flowed easily. There was just the right amount of repetition that is nice in children's books. And the story provided a nice lesson, that sometimes we need to leave our comfort zones to find something beautiful, make connections, and discover something new about ourselves. There is comfort in our routines and home, but there is also comfort in finding people who help us feel at home. It was a very calming story to read and one I think that would be enjoyed by both children and their parents.

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This is such a cute children's book with beautiful artwork that is perfect for the classroom setting when teaching about growing up and trying new things.

Thank you to NetGalley, Ashling Lindsay, and Frances Lincoln Children's Books for allowing me to read this book in exchange for an honest review (Unpaid).

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Such an adorable story of a little Pip who has hesitations leaving his comfortable home and valley only to realize what he was missing could be found outside his safety net. Pip goes on an adventure in this story and finds something wonderful - friendship - and it helps fulfill his life. This would be a wonderful story for any child who is worried about first days of school, moving to a new city, or any situation where they are anxious about leaving their home. Pip did it and was better for it! Highly recommend as a read-aloud book for your young child (7 yrs or younger).

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I am still in awe of the illustrations, and the colors used for this sweet book. I really liked Pip, who has lived in one place, on one side of a mountain his entire life. Strange beautiful leaves begin falling near his home, and he thinks they must be from the other side of the mountain.
This is such a nice story of wonders of nature and friendship, Beautiful book and story, one I'd buy.

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Pip does the same thing everyday, until one day he finds something strange. After trying to ignore it, he sets out on an adventure to find out where it's come from.

The illustrations in the book are beautiful (and I'm sure are even better in print). The story is short but sweet, perfect for bedtimes.

Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for an advanced ebook copy in exchange for an honest review.

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Pip's Adventure is a beautiful picture book following Pip, and his journey outside of his valley. The illustrations are gorgeous and make you feel like you are in a fairy tale. This is a very calm book that would be lovely to read at bedtime or to kids who need a little encouragement to step outside their comfort zones.

Thanks to Ashling Lindsay, Quarto Publishing, and NetGalley for the chance to read and review!

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Ah, aw. We need more of such books depicting balance, trying new things, but accepting yourself with your preferred routines, rituals and enjoying the everyday, ordinary life.

The settings are serene and sublime.

Pip and Pod are awesome. I hope we see more adventures of them?

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