‘The Misadventures Of Frederick’ Is Out Today!

Congratulations Ben Manley on the publication of your debut picture book, ‘The Misadventures Of Frederick’!

Beautifully illustrated by Emma Chichester Clark and published by Two Hoots, this incredibly unique tale is all about being scared and doing it anyway.

The Misadventure Of Frederick was Named Children’s book of the Week by The Times and described as:

[A] Glorious new picture book… Manley’s words are perfectly pitched, spare and funny.

The Misadventures of Frederick is a funny, joyful story about friendship and the delights of outdoor adventures (even for the accident-prone) – wonderfully written by debut author Ben Manley and beautifully illustrated by Emma Chichester Clark, creator of Plumdog and Blue Kangaroo.


In a mansion surrounded by lakes and forests, Frederick is bored. He leads a very sheltered life: and when Emily invites him to play outside he has no choice but to refuse – what if he hurts himself? Much better to stay safely indoors. But Emily is not one to take no for an answer . . .


A series of brilliantly funny and evocative letters between Frederick and Emily tell this unique story which weaves together the colourful, adventurous world of Emily with Frederick’s drab life of boredom and safety.

Click here to buy your copy now…

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