Halibut Jackson is a very shy person. He prefers not to be noticed at all. So he makes himself clothing to match his surroundings. His library suit has a striped look to it to match the shelves. But when he is invited to a party at the Palace, he is flummoxed - what does it look like in the palace? At last, having researched hard, and sewn quickly, he is ready: only to discover when he gets there that the party is a garden party. A suit of silver and gold, covered in jewels, is definitely going to get noticed. But everyone admires it tremendously!


David Lucas was born in 1966 in the north of England. He grew up in Hackney, in East London, and studied illustration at the Royal College of Art. He is rapidly making a name for himself as one of the most innovative new illustrators


One of the year’s most likeable picture book debuts . . . beautiful, detailed, light-hearted street scenes.

Sunday Times

A sparkling debut.


A charming book about overcoming shyness.


The search for Halibut in David Lucas’ witty and original illustrations is delightfully satisfying.


Instant classic – a phrase used, and abused, by publisher’s publicists – for once really does spring to mind.

Financial Times

A delightful, quirky take on shyness.


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