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  • Published: 4 February 2020
  • ISBN: 9780143796565
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 24
  • RRP: $17.99

Beetle and Boo

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Beetle is brave. Beetle is boastful. Boo is going to test her claims.

Beetle says that she's not scared of anything! But surely everyone is scared of something? Can Boo find out what Beetle is really scared of?

  • Pub date: 4 February 2020
  • ISBN: 9780143796565
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 24
  • RRP: $17.99

About the Author

Caitlin Murray

Caitlin spent the majority of her childhood in Victoria’s Western District, where the country air suited her allergies and the horses suited her teenage dreams. She completed a Bachelor of Education at Melbourne University, studied Gold and Silversmithing at RMIT, studied Milinery and finally realised that illustration was where she should have been all along. She completed a Diploma of Illustration in 2002 at NMIT (Now Melbourne Polytechnic)

Caitlin spent ten years in the fashion industry designing prints and graphics for some of Australia’s largest retailers before returning to the non- garment world of illustration in 2014. These days, when she’s not writing and illustrating children’s books, Caitlin creates for Melbourne Toy Company Tiger Tribe.

Caitlin's books include Beetle and Boo, The Missing Treasure and The Medical Emergency. She has also illustrated Something For Fleur and Diary of a Pregnant Dad.

Praise for Beetle and Boo

“Charmingly sweet and amiable, with bright, strong visuals and an underlying message of ‘things are not always as they seem’, Beetle and Boo is a cheeky story that preschool children will delight in over and over again.”

Romi Sharp, Junior Books + Publishing

“While it is a short book to read, it’s also a book that our children loved and has became another favourite as we all read it again and again and again! Brilliant!”


“What a wonderful story for younger children as they begin to first encounter things that bump in the night! The story focusses on typical childhood fears, and through Boo trying to find what Beetle is scared of, a discussion about irrational fears can be had. The fears concerning spiders, the dark and loud noises are warranted for the sensory stimulation they evoke in those who are younger – but what the story and the illustrations do is show that there is really nothing to be afraid of!”


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