There's This Thing by Connah Brecon

There's This Thing

Written by Connah Brecon
Illustrated by


There's This Thing by Connah Brecon

This is a sweet and humorous Valentine's Day story about a little girl's first crush. There's this Thing. And, well...a little girl would really like to know this Thing better. Yet she's not very brave and she doesn't know how to ask. She tries to trap It, but catches a bear instead. An arrow with her heart on it falls helplessly to the ground. What if she tried being someone else, she wonders? But who? She is only herself. Why is being noticed so hard? In this sweet and humorous tale, one little girl would love nothing more than to share her heart with another, if only she could overcome her shyness. She tries everything she can think of. Everything, that is, except letting the Thing come to her-which, of course, he does.


Praise for There's This Thing

[A] refreshing reminder that it can be hard to ask for what we want, and that even introverts need love above all.

[A] charming and inspiring story.

Praise for There's This Thing

[A] charming and inspiring story. -- Charlotte Parent

About the Author

Connah Brecon

Author, illustrator, rocking horse whisperer. Connah Brecon is a British author and illustrator currently living in Melbourne, Australia, with his family. Connah owns many, many pencils but none of them is quite like the one carried by Paws McDraw.

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32 pages


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Philomel Books,U.S. an imprint of Penguin Putnam Inc

Publication date

1st January 2015



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