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Sorrel and the Sleepover

Written by Corrinne Averiss

Illustrated by Susan Varley

Books for Babies and Toddlers Family / Home Stories Featured Books for 3+ readers

LoveReading View on Sorrel and the Sleepover

Friendship is at the heart of this gentle, thoughtful picture book. Little squirrel friends Sorrel and Sage are delighted that they are just the same.  But when Sorrel goes to stay with Sage for a sleepover, she realises that their houses are very different: Sage’s house has branches that go on forever, peppered with pine cones and the softest green needles. Sorrel worries that her house is small and slim and wobbles in the wind. Wanting Sage to think they are just the same, Sorrel makes excuses to stop her friend visiting. She needn’t worry, when Sage does come for a sleepover, they have the best time ever. Children will enjoy the story very much, and discussing what makes a best friend. Susan Varley’s delicate ink and watercolour illustrations are full of warmth and detail.

Andrea Reece

Sorrel and the Sleepover Synopsis

Squirrels Sage and Sorrel are just the same: the like the same games, sing the same songs and say the same things at the same time. They even have the same stripe on their tails! But when Sage invites her friend for a sleepover, Sorrel discovers they aren't the same at all - while Sage has a huge family and an even bigger treehouse home, Sorrel lives with her mum in a tiny tree. Sorrel must hide how different she is, otherwise Sage won't be her friend, will she?

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ISBN: 9781783446124
Publication date: 02/08/2018
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781783446124
Publication date: 2nd August 2018
Author: Corrinne Averiss
Illustrator: Susan Varley
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 32 pages
Suitable for: Baby and Toddler, 3+ readers
Genres: Family / Home Stories

About Corrinne Averiss

Author of the critically-acclaimed CILIP Greenaway-nominated book, A Dot in the Snow, Corrinne Averiss is a writer of thoughtful and humorous stories for children. She is the author of Floss the Playground Boss and Joy. Corrinne has spent much of her life being a professional silly person in children's television; she created the four-time Children's BAFTA-winning Share a Story competition and has an animated series under commission from CBeebies. Corrinne lives with her husband, daughter and cat.

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