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By: Nik Petrov

The Around the Corner Man

Pages: 20 Ratings: 5.0
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Playing outside is lots of fun… until a poor decision teaches you that it’s not. The Around the Corner Man lurks just outside of the safe perimeter. He lies in wait, eager to prey on those who don’t stay by their parents’ side. When Fran goes outside, he’s ready for an adventure, but when he ventures off on his own, he discovers what happens when children disobey the rules. Soon, he’s whisked off to a place far, far away from his family and the playground. Follow young Fran’s adventure as he navigates a fine line between the safe confines of life with Mum, Dad, and grandparents, and ends up somewhere he could have never imagined was true in this fun, informative children’s picture book!

Makaila Petrova is a happily married mother of three children. Since she was a little girl, she has always been a fan of the horror genre and loved reading cautionary tales. Her love for the genre seems to have been passed down to her daughters as they inspired her to write The Around the Corner Man and the characters in the story represent Makaila’s family. The Around the Corner Man is Makaila’s first children’s book.

Nik Petrov is a photographer and videographer and runs a company called Trilion Productions.


Customer Reviews
13 reviews
13 reviews
  • Mrs M Coppin

    Absolutely Amazing! Really Captivating & a nice read for all ages! Would 100% recommend! Even the illustrations were super detailed!

  • Mrs M Coppin

    Absolutely Amazing! Really Captivating & a nice read for all ages! Would 100% recommend! Even the illustrations were super detailed!

  • Sara Creed

    Love this book! Wonderful artwork and concept! Great learning tool for kids all ages.

  • Anis Jalil

    Brillant Book!!! Drawings are amazing, writing is captivating, easy for young children to follow!

    Godson is going to love it, he'll also be taught a good lesson too! x

  • Bethany Rose

    A very well thought out book covering a very important topic for children.
    Although can be considered scary for some children it definitely makes the older child think about the dangers of running of without an adult.
    I would definitely recommend to those parents who have older children (8+) who are starting to show signs of wanting independence.
    Haven’t come across another book quite like this one as authors tend to shy away from this topic for children’s books. Defiantly stands out.

  • Nya

    Loved this book. Actually ordered 3 copies via the author so they could be signed :D my youngest (who's 6 years old) got a bit scared. We read it together with my eldest who's 8 and their cousin who's 10. It lead to a big conversation about safety outdoors, and even online and speaking to strangers and wandering off. I really recommend this book!

  • Mukhtar

    My 5 year old son absolutely loves this book. Highly recommend it!!

  • Sarah

    Absolutely brilliant! Haven't seen a book like this in a long time and a great cautionary tale.

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