Being alone can be tough, especially in the darkness of space.
Earth is an affectionate planet who is looking for a friend. She’s delighted when she spots Sun, but Sun is quick to reject her offer of friendship. ‘I can’t be friends with a planet like you, for I am a star and you are too new.’ As Earth searches the solar system, she’s met with a similar response from the other planets – Mercury only likes friends who are dry, Mars only makes friends with those who are red, and Jupiter only has time for big friends.
When something fiery, red and menacing comes hurtling towards her, she fears the worst ... but could it be a sign that something wonderful is about to happen?
Alone is an endearing story about how sometimes our worst moments can lead to the best things in life. Perfect for ages 3 and up.
About the Author
Scott Stuart is a writer, illustrator and designer who watches kids' movies even when his son is not around. He is passionate about dismantling gender stereotypes and empowering children to follow their own unique path. Scott's stories and his uplifting online presence has attracted over 250K followers and 8M likes on TikTok. Scott's own path has led him to an assortment of passions, including rugby, dancing, midnight rodeos and karaoke.
Alone is Scott's third picture book with Hardie Grant Children's Publishing, following on from How to Be a Real Man and The Very First You.