Betty and the Mysterious Visitor

By Anne Twist

Illustrated by Emily Sutton

A touching celebration of nature by debut author Anne Twist, illustrated by world-renowned children's book artist Emily Sutton.

Betty loves visiting Grandma and playing in her beautiful garden, Acorn Hollows. But when a mysterious creature starts destroying the Hollows, Betty must come up with a plan to save it. Whatever will she do? Anne Twist's joyous story is brought to life by Emily Sutton's stunning illustrations.

Categories: Picture Books

For readers aged: 3+

  • Publication details:
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781529517125
  • Published: 05 Sep 2024
  • Price: £7.99
  • Size: 288 x 248 mm
  • Pages: 32

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Customer reviews


'A gorgeously illustrated celebration of nature and making space for wildlife in our gardens.' The Bookseller Buyer's Guide

'Illustrated with teeming decorative images, this is the story of a precious wild corner damaged by a badger. How to defend nature against nature? Betty’s grandma finds the answer.' The Sunday Times

'A wonderful celebration of the natural world and the bond between Betty and her grandma. Emily Sutton really makes that world come alive in her lavish illustrations, every one of which is so rich in detail that each time you read the book, you will discover something new.' Books for Keeps

'The gentle story delivers a sense of challenge to the very young from the cosy security of home and the natural world of the garden… The positive message of the story mirrors the excitement children feel when they have overcome a challenge. Emily Sutton’s whimsical illustrations are full of the detail that captures a child’s eyes such as the insects in the garden, plant pots in the market and a cat strolling across the lawn.' Yorkshire Life

'This delightful book with illustrations by Emily Sutton is a love letter to nature. […] Young readers will be excited to join Betty on her quest in this book with an important message about protecting our natural world.' Dundee Courier

'When celebrating nature and the natural world in a book what better way to do it than with a charming story and illustration that feels almost extravagant in its beauty and wonder. […] It could be a book for school story time, or even a gardening club ~ I am sure there would be much joy in that and also a gentle story for bedtimes.' Armadillo Magazine

'Anne drew inspiration from her own garden to craft this enchanting tale. The book’s stunning artwork by Emily Sutton beautifully brings the story to life, and Betty and the Mysterious Visitor is sure to bring joy to young readers at bedtime, becoming a cherished favourite in their collection.' Preneur World

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