If Winter Comes, Tell It I'm Not Here

By Simona Ciraolo
Illustrated by Simona Ciraolo

Come summer, autumn or winter, a little boy is going to make the best of it.

Nothing is better than summer, swimming every day and eating ice cream. But a little boy's big sister has BIG news. She tells him that summer is going to end soon ... and winter is coming! When winter comes, she says, it will be cold … and dark … and rain all the time. They’ll be stuck on the sofa for days and won’t even dream of eating ice cream... From author-illustrator Simona Ciraolo, this is a celebration of the changing of the seasons, showing just how much joy can be found around each sunny – or snowy – corner.

  • A unique, fresh and witty take on what each season has to offer.
  • Celebrates the joy of the winter months and spending time with family; a perfect Christmas/wintry purchase.
  • Explores both the worry and the excitement that comes with change through the eyes of a little boy.

About the author

Simona Ciraolo is the illustrator of Can’t Catch Me! by Timothy Knapman and the author-illustrator of Hug Me, What Happened to My Sister, and other books for children. She studied animation at the National Film School in Turin, Italy, and earned an MA in Illustration at the Cambridge School of Art, where she was awarded the Sebastian Walker Award in 2014. Born in Sardinia, Italy, Simona now lives in London. Find her online at

ISBN: 9781406388183
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: December 2, 2020
Dimensions: 210 x 280mm, 32pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $27.99
New Zealand RRP: $29.99
Stock Level: In Stock

Last updated on 07/12/20 at 04:34:40
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