Binky's Time To Fly

By Sharmila Collins
Illustrated by Carolina Rabei

A heartening story of how coming together and working as a team can produce wonderful results.

When Binky turns from caterpillar to butterfly, it's a disaster! His wings won't work and poor Binky can't fly. Luckily, the spiders, silkworms and bees come to his aid. Together they work out how to give Binky a pair of bright, strong wings.


275 x 240mm


Age 3+

Sep 11, 2019





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"A heart-warming book with a powerful message about empathy, kindness, and the joy of working collaboratively and helping each other."

Booktrust - Books we Love


"Incorporating themes of inclusion and empathy, this movingly told and illustrated story demonstrates the power of co-operation and determination. Rich in pattern and texture, Carolina Rabei's expressive mixed media illustrations are reflective of the softly spoken, uplifting narrative."

Red Reading Hub


Sharmila Collins


Sharmila Collins is a dedicated campaigner for those who suffer from epidermolysis bullosa, and her royalties from Binky's Time to Fly go to her charity, www.cure-eb.org which funds research into a cure.

Carolina Rabei


Carolina Rabei comes from Moldova and gained a distinction in illustration at the Cambridge School of Art. Her style is a unique mix of traditional and digital techniques. She is also the illustrator of the forthcoming Tickle Beetle collection of play-rhymes for Otter-Barry Books. Carolina lives in Cambridge.


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