Book Description

Lilly and Billy can’t imagine being apart, but when Billy wanders off, Lilly is distraught and must find her way.

Lilly and Billy do everything together and can’t imagine being apart. But when Billy wanders off, Lilly is left alone, distraught, to find her own path. As she listens to nature around her, she finds her way to the mountaintop where she is reunited with her friend. A whimsically illustrated tale of friendship, perseverance, and hope.

  • Whimsical illustrations with visually appealing use of colours – the scenery is a visual treat.
  • A whimsical story about independence and how some journeys are meant to be faced alone.
  • A thoughtful story that will encourage readers to walk into the future, unafraid, with hope and perseverance.

Carole Aufranc was born and raised in Switzerland, where mountains and lakes abound. She firstly got a bachelor in Illustration in Lausanne and graduated from the Cambridge School of Arts, UK, with a MA in Children’s Book Illustration. Her love of creating imaginary worlds and characters is why she wanted to become an illustrator to share her comforting universe. Carole draws her inspiration from nature, and her favourite things to draw are vast landscapes with animals. She has the passion for colourful combos, papercuts and fluffy creatures.

Fountas & Pinnell Guided Reading Levels

Guided Reading Level: M

Grade Level Equivalent: 2

Educational Descriptions

Picture book, animal fantasy, story elements: setting: forest, plot and character development, Lilly & Billy, problem and solution, figurative language: metaphor, illustrations enhance meaning and tone, Comprehension strategies: make inferences, predict outcomes, make text to self connections and identify changes from beginning to end of the story. Theme: friendship, becoming independent, patience, determination, hope, people do not grow in comfort.

Interest Age: 5 to 9 years

Reading Age: 7 to 8 years

RRP: $24.99

ISBN: 978-1-76036-095-5

Format: Hardback

JUVENILE FICTION / Interactive Adventures

World rights available, except for Australia, Canada, China, New Zealand, the UK and the US.

Book Details
Carole Aufranc
Carole Aufranc
25.0 cm in H · 25.0 cm in W · 40 pages
Release Date:
June 2022
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