Follow the Firefly and Run, Rabbit, Run! by Bernard Carvalho (Book Island Books)

10923300_10152961120625446_966095189953267695_nHere is a book which you can read from front to back AND from back to front, we kid you not!

We love it when we find something we’ve never seen before, or that is quite different from the norm and this ticks all of our boxes and the some.


Originally published in 2013 by Portuguese author/illustrator Bernardo Carvalho, this original concept is executed beautifully and contains two very different stories of which you, are the author.


Follow the Firefly‘ and ‘Run, Rabbit, Run‘ are wordless stories which play out within the confines of the same tome, but each possessing their own unique story lines and fabulous twists.

Upon your first reading of the book, you are not necessarily aware of the second story making an appearance on the same spreads, until you reach what would normally be the end of the book and you are presented with the next story on your return journey.


Vividly vibrant watercolour illustrations of a busy jungle scene, are a fabulous setting for children to seek out the firefly and the white rabbit.

Accompanied with the novelty of reading a book backwards, this makes a great read for a younger audience and those who enjoy spotting finer details.

Keep an eye on Book Island Books, they’re producing some cutting edge stuff, packed with edgy design and quirky concepts.


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