The Barnabus Project

£14.99

In a world built for Perfect Pets, Barnabus is a Failed Project, half mouse, half elephant, kept out of sight until his dreams of freedom lead him and his misfit friends on a perilous adventure.

A stunning picture book from international bestsellers The Fan Brothers, joined by their brother Devin Fan.

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In a world built for Perfect Pets, Barnabus is a Failed Project, half mouse, half elephant, kept out of sight until his dreams of freedom lead him and his misfit friends on a perilous adventure.

A stunning picture book from international bestsellers The Fan Brothers, joined by their brother Devin Fan.

Barnabus and his friends live in this lab, but none of them is 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.

Mr Mole's Marvellous Ideas

Mr Mole is quite different to some of his friends and family, his fingers are pointy, his toes are webbed and he needs help to see when the light is too bright. Mr Mole’s friend Rabbit has very long and floppy ears and whiskers that sometimes make his nose twitch. They are very different and also very similar! Mr Mole knows that even though he might not feel that he is perfect, Rabbit still loves him for who he is and vice versa!
They love to go on adventures in the big wide world together and work as a team despite their d

Larry's Learning Outcomes

Larry is sure that time spent sharing this story will not only improve childrens’ literacy skills but will offer up an opportunity to work on emotional matters such as self worth, confidence and identity.
Emotions are complicated to navigate but exploring them together with the help of a powerful story can open up valuable conversations.

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