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The Great Big Book of Friends

Written by Mary Hoffman

Illustrated by Ros Asquith

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The Great Big Book of Friends Review

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Making friends, being friends, falling out with friends – these are important matters for everyone, whatever their age. Mary Hoffman and Ros Asquith tackle the subject with typical sensitivity in a book that will provide young readers with lots of reassurance and good advice, along with the strong sense that its authors really understand them. It’s OK they say, to have lots of close friends, just one, or even none at all; your family can be your best friends, or you might not get on with them at all, but it’s all normal, and nothing to be worried about. This is the latest in the thoroughly inspiring and useful Great Big Book of series, and as always, readers of all shapes, colours and abilities will find themselves in the pictures. ~ Andrea Reece


The Great Big Book of Friends Synopsis

What is a friend? Can a pet be a friend? Are you friends with your brothers and sisters? What if you don't have any friends? A wonderful celebration of all kinds of friendship, from best friends to groups of friends to toys that feel like friends, this truly inclusive book is a great way to start a conversation with children about what makes a good friend.

From the author and illustrator team behind The Great Big Book of Families and The Great Big Book of Feelings, this diverse celebration of friendship is perfect for both the home and the classroom.

The Great Big Book of Friends Press Reviews

Praise for The Great Big Book of Families;

'Useful, funny and truthful' The Bookseller Crow, Families SE

'A wonderfully entertaining celebration of the huge diversity found within contemporary families.' Little Parachutes

'It's a book packed with detail, humour and interest, reminding us that there is no such thing as 'normal' or 'abnormal' - we are all equal. ..In terms of diversity in its widest sense, books simply don't get much more inclusive than this.' Booktrust

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ISBN: 9781786030542
Publication date: 05/04/2018
Publisher: Frances Lincoln Childrens Books an imprint of Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781786030542
Publication date: 5th April 2018
Author: Mary Hoffman
Illustrator: Ros Asquith
Publisher: Frances Lincoln Childrens Books an imprint of Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 40 pages
Suitable for: 5+ readers, 7+ readers
Genres: People / Places
Collections: Let's Get Back to School!, 85 Brilliant Books about Friendship,

About Mary Hoffman

Mary Hoffman has written over 100 books for children. Amazing Grace, commended for the Kate Greenaway medal, and its sequels has sold over 1.5 million copies. As well as the successful Stravaganza sequence of teenage novels, translated into over thirty languages, The Great Big Books series of information books for younger readers, illustrated by Ros Asquith has done very well. The first, The Great Big Book of Families, won the inaugural SLA Information Book Award in the under 7s category. Mary loves to write historical fiction and her books for Bloomsbury - The Falconer’s Knot, Troubadour and David - have ...

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