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Hello, Friend!

Written by Rebecca Cobb

Illustrated by Rebecca Cobb

Books for Babies and Toddlers Featured Books for 3+ readers School Stories

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A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month August 2019

Rebecca Cobb’s warm and uncluttered illustrations capture the importance of friendships and how they can best be made. Here, an eager little girl expresses her delightful enthusiasm for sharing everything including indoor and outdoor play, packed lunch and more while in pleasing contrast the boy who is the focus of her attentions shows that friendship can also take longer to develop. A sweet story which also provides a lot of scope for thoughtful conversation and reflection.

Julia Eccleshare M.B.E

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A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month August 2019 

Molly Rogers to the Rescue by Cornelia Funke

Crossfire by Malorie Blackman

Hello, Friend by Rebecca Cobb

Why You Should Read Children's Book, Even Though You Are So Old and Wise by Katherine Rundell

Ravi's Roar by Tom Percival

Hello, Friend! Synopsis

Hello Friend! tells the story of one relentlessly big-hearted and enthusiastic little girl who is insistent on befriending a certain little boy. And why wouldn't he want to be friends with her? She's very good at sharing - in fact, she insists on it, even if it's a sandwich that he doesn't like. And she's certain that being outside is their favourite thing to do, however reluctant he looks. But while he doesn't seem keen on many of the things that she loves to do, first impressions can be deceptive, and there is one thing he's very keen on after all . . . being friends.

Inspired by her bubbly daughter who’s always eager to make new friends, Rebecca tells the sweet struggle in creating first friendships and how it comes more naturally to some than others.

Also available from Rebecca Cobb: Lunchtime, Aunt Amelia and The Something.

Hello, Friend! Press Reviews

Praise for Rebecca Cobb:

“Cobb's illustrations capture the joy of childhood.” – Sunday Times

“Exquisite illustrations, charming and funny. I love her child's eye view.” - The Bookseller

“Cobb's illustrations ooze colour, noise, wit and warmth with a perfect understanding of what makes little ones laugh out loud.” – Daily Mail

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All versions of this book

ISBN: 9781447250524
Publication date: 20/08/2020
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781447250517
Publication date: 25/07/2019
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781447250517
Publication date: 25th July 2019
Author: Rebecca Cobb
Illustrator: Rebecca Cobb
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 32 pages
Suitable for: Baby and Toddler, 3+ readers
Genres: School Stories
Recommendations: Julia Eccleshare's Picks

About Rebecca Cobb

Rebecca Cobbis one of the most talented names in picture books. Since graduating from Falmouth College of Arts she has created a number of critically acclaimed books with Macmillan, including the heart-breakingly beautiful Missing Mummy and Aunt Amelia. Twice shortlisted for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal, Rebecca won the Waterstones Children's Book Prize for her brilliant book Lunchtime. In addition to working on her own books and Rebecca has also collaborated with some inimitable authors including Julia Donaldson for Macmillan Children's Books on the bestselling Paper Dolls and The Everywhere Bear. Rebecca lives in Falmouth with her husband and young ...

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