Book of the Month

The Nowhere Box

Written and Illustrated by Sam Zuppardi

Walker Books - 9780763663674

"This wonderful book encourages children to use their imagination and be creative. The illustrations are really interesting because it is a mixture of funny drawings and cardboard that has been coloured in to symbolise objects of the George’s imagination. This is a really great and unique way of illustrating the story."

Ruby Smith, Early Years Work Experience

George’s little brothers wreck his toys and his games and trail after him wherever he goes. Try as he might, there’s just no hiding from them. George has had enough! So he commandeers an empty washing machine box and goes to the one place his brothers can’t follow: Nowhere. Nowhere is amazing! It’s magnificent! It’s also, however, free of pirates and dragons and . . . well, anyone at all. From exciting new talent Sam Zuppardi comes an all-too-relatable story of an older brother who knows when he needs his space - and when he needs his siblings - played out in charmingly offbeat illustrations.

Could George’s escape from his pesky brothers be a bit too successful? An ode to imagination, and annoying but indispensable siblings.


Find out more on the Walker Books website or visit Sam Zuppardi's website.



We have 5 copies of The Nowhere Box to give away. Answer this question to be in with a chance of winning:

What is the name of the main character in The Nowhere Box?

a)     Sam

b)     George

c)     Tom

Send your answer and address to This competition closes on Thursday 31 July 2014.