Xiao Xin believes he is a red fire warrior but his family are always telling him to be careful. They believe the world is a dangerous place. Too dangerous for a little boy on his own.
They don’t understand what I can do!
They don’t understand what I can be!
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It has been such a privilege to work with Alice Pung. We wanted a story that would talk to both parents and children about how our fears affect us in both extreme and subtle ways. We hope you'll enjoy reading Be Careful, Xiao Xin!
Concept images
Internal illustrations
And an extra special thank you to our publisher Lisa Berryman and editor Eve Tonelli

ABIA 2023 Children's Picture Book of the Year - Shortlist
ABDA 2023 Best Designed Children’s Picture Book - Shortlist
Speech Pathology 2023 - Shortlist
DANZ Children's Book Award 2024, Picture Book - Shortlist
CBCA 2023 Book of the Year - Notables
IBBY Australia Ena Noël Award (Encouragement Award for Children’s Literature) - Winner
ISBN: 9781922033932
ISBN 10: 1922033936
Imprint: Working Title Press AU
On Sale: 07/09/2022
Pages: 48
List Price: 24.99 AUD
Age: From 4 years
BISAC1: JUVENILE FICTION / Social Issues / Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance

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