Deep underground beneath Perfect Pets, where children can buy genetically engineered "perfect" creatures, there is a secret lab. Barnabus and his friends live in this lab, but none of them are perfect.
They are all Failed Projects. Barnabus has never been outside his tiny bell jar, yet he dreams of one day seeing the world above ground that his pal Pip the cockroach has told him about: a world with green hills and trees, and buildings that reach all the way to the sky, lit with their own stars.
But Barnabus may have to reach the outside world sooner than he thought, because the Green Rubber Suits are about to recycle all Failed Projects . . . and Barnabus doesn't want to be made into a fluffier pet with bigger eyes. He just wants to be himself. So he decides it's time for he and the others to escape. With his little trunk and a lot of cooperation and courage, Barnabus sets out to find freedom - and a place where he and his friends can finally be accepted for who they are.
This suspenseful, poignant and magical story about following your dreams and finding where you truly belong will draw readers into a surreal, lushly detailed world in which perfection really means being true to yourself and your friends.
'A stately, cathartic morality tale about freeing oneself from the tyranny of wanting to be perfect.' -The Financial Times
'ingeniously imaginative' - School Library Journal
'A heartfelt, timely allegory celebrating diversity, bravery, and solidarity.'- Kirkus
Publisher: Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
Number of pages: 80
Dimensions: 254 x 254 mm
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Books by The Fan Brothers are always beautifully illustrated with a lovely story and The Barnabus Project is no exception. I adore the illustrations which are just entrancing and the meaning of the story about being... More
“A stunningly beautiful and thought provoking book”
This has to be one of the best illustrated story books this year. The Barnabus Project tells the story of a group pets who are classified as misfits and held in jars below a pet shop. The Fan brothers have produced a... More
What a breath of fresh air. This picture book is nothing less than exquisite. Beautiful in depth illustrations and carefully chosen words which have deep meaning on many different levels.
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