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"Cleland’s illustrations are … a perfect fit for the playful, lively text

that explains the good and bad elements of concluding things

without ever talking down to its audience.


An engaging book about accepting endings and celebrating beginnings."

Kirkus Reviews (starred review) 


The End

Written by John Bray and Illustrated by Josh Cleland

On Sale: September 13, 2022


The end of one thing is the beginning of something else. But what comes next? That's up to you.

At once silly and smart, The End shows how a line we often read in books can also be found in real life. If you are eating lunch and you finish your sandwich, that's the end of lunch! If you stop looking for your lost pair of socks to read this book, that's the end of your sock search!

Bray also reminds us that there are more parts to stories too: "THE END of one thing is the beginning of something else. And the beginning of one thing is THE END of something else." There are also THE BEGINNING and THE MIDDLE of everyday activities too.


This picture book is bound to entertain young readers who love to ask questions, read funny stories, build blanket forts, and complicate the passage of time. With "charmingly whimsical" (Kirkus Reviews) illustrations by Josh Cleland, this is THE END of endings as you know them!


ISBN: 9781951784126

Ages: 3–7

Type: Hardcover Picture Book with Jacket

Trim Size: 9 x 11

Pages: 32 pages

Price: $17.99

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