Book Author & Illustrator Laura Shallcrass
Rights Available World excl. NZ, Aust, UK & German
This is the story of Hare, who struggles with an un-named mental malady self described as ‘noise’. Noise could be runaway thoughts, voices in Hare’s head, or loud feelings and general anxiety. Hare goes on a journey to try and find a solution. Just when Hare thinks there’s no hope a friend, Ruru, flies calmly down and gives a suggestion.
Hare ultimately feels better after doing three things:
• Talking to someone
• Focusing on breathing
• Connecting to nature
This gentle story is for anybody who suffers from noises, anxiety or loud feelings
WINNER Russell Clark Award for Illustration – 2021 NZ Book Awards for Children and Young Adults
WINNER Storylines Notable Book Award 2021
About the Author
Laura Shallcrass is an artist and author, and a busy mum of two boys. One son is already better than her at maths, while the other is animal obsessed and cuddly.
She works from her home in the hills near Queenstown, New Zealand, where she lives with her husband and children, along with an ever-growing zoo of furry friends. So far these include three horses: Giddy, who is enormous but kind, Taffy the pony, and Cash, who is overexcited and likes to party, Kota, the Labrador, and Frida, the whippet.