She’s At it Again! Flyaway by Lesley Barnes

May 25, 2016

If you happened to catch our post last week about Red Cap artist, Lesley Barnes‘ new children’s book, you’re not seeing double. She did actually release two in one week! On the heels of Jill and the Dragon, Lesley Barnes’ second (and interactive!) children’s book, Flyaway, hit shelves last week and gained an audience of adoring fans (of course).

In this story, “a young princess has a bird which she keeps trapped in a cage. One day, the bird escapes and she chases it round the castle and out into the garden. She manages to catch it but, realizing that the bird wants to be free, she lets him go, and is rewarded when he comes back to visit her. This touching story about freedom is stylishly rendered in Lesley Barnes’ gorgeous, contemporary artwork and has a unique twist: lift-flaps throughout enable the reader to ‘free’ the bird themselves. Also has 10 things to count on every spread.”


Both titles are still only available on UK book sites, but hopefully they will hop over the pond soon so that we can get our grabby little hands on them! Great work, as usual, Lesley!

Red Cap Cards artist, Lesley Barnes's second interactive children's book, Flyaway

Red Cap Cards artist, Lesley Barnes's second interactive children's book, Flyaway

Red Cap Cards artist, Lesley Barnes's second interactive children's book, Flyaway

Red Cap Cards artist, Lesley Barnes's second interactive children's book, Flyaway

Red Cap Cards artist, Lesley Barnes's second interactive children's book, Flyaway

Images via Lesley’s Instagram