Help! We Need a Story

Author: James Harris

, Illustrator: Mariajo Ilustrajo


ISBN: 9781801045780 Category:


BINDING: Hardback

EXTENT: 32 pages

DIMENSIONS: 251 x 286 mm

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A wonderful book about storytelling and the art of creativity with an inspiring rhyming text from James Harris (The Unbelievable Biscuit Factory) and beautiful, characterful illustrations from Mariajo Ilustrajo (Flooded).

It’s a dull day in the jungle and Artie the macaque’s friends are bored, bored, BORED!
But with paper, pens and ink, a splash of inspiration, and a pinch of imagination,
Artie creates something magical . . . a book! Filled with hordes of zombie hens, a fire-breathing dragon and robot sharks (yikes!), Artie’s newly-created book busts the friends’ boredom, and the next day they can’t wait to do it all over again.

With a clever book-inside-a-book concept, Help! We Need a Story illustrates the power of imagination and will help to nurture kids’ creative sides. Just like The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds, Beautiful Oops! by Barney Salzberg and What Do You Do With an Idea? by Kobi Yamada and Mae Besom, this is the perfect tale for book lovers and any child who enjoys creating their own stories. 


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Meet the author

James Harris

James Harris is one of Middlesbrough’s tallest authors. He writes children’s books, shopping lists and sentences that end with unexpected rabbits. In his spare time he enjoys making stuff with his fri…

Meet the illustrator

Mariajo Ilustrajo

Mariajo Ilustrajo is a Spanish illustrator and designer based in the UK. After 15 years working as an illustrator, she earned her master’s degree in Children’s Book Illustration at Anglia Ruskin Unive…


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