There's This Thing (Hardcover)

By Connah Brecon, Connah Brecon (Illustrator)

Philomel Books, 9780399161858, 32pp.

Publication Date: December 26, 2014



A sweet and humorous Valentine's Day story about a little girl's first crush

In this charming tale, one little girl would love nothing more than to share her heart with a little boy she has a crush on, if only she could overcome her shyness and tell him how she feels. She tries everything she can think of to get him to notice her. But in the end, it turns out that she didn't have to do anything--he'd noticed her all along.

With its quirky humor and unique, child-friendly illustrations, There's This Thing is perfect for fans of Oliver Jeffers, and for Valentines of any age.

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."--New York Times Book Review

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

About the Author

Connah Brecon, originally from the United Kingdom, is an author-illustrator currently based in Victoria, Australia. Connah write stories for people, some of whom happen to be temporarily young. If he weren't illustrating the children's books he loves to create, Connah wouldn't mind trading places with the host of Discovery Channel's Planet Earth.