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Meesha Makes Friends

Written by Tom Percival

Illustrated by Tom Percival

Part of the Big Bright Feelings Series

Family / Home Stories Featured Books for 3+ readers Featured Books for 5+ readers Personal Social Health Economic (PSHE)

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A gentle and touching story about the importance of friendship and how to develop it

A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month July 2020

Meesha loves making things. And she is good at it too. But the one thing she doesn’t know how to make is friends. It seems to be easy but for Meesha it isn’t! When Meesha tries to share her ideas with other children they are just confused or uninterested. So instead of playing with other children, Meesha makes some wonderful friends of her own. Snipping and sticking she soon has a lovely crowd of chums she can enjoy being with. But a real friend would be nice and when Meesha meets Josh she finds exactly the friend she has been looking for. Soon Meesha and Josh are busy making more friends together. In both words and pictures Tom Percival tells a gentle and touching story about the importance of friendship and how to develop it.

Julia Eccleshare M.B.E

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Julia Eccleshare's Picks for July 2020

Luna Loves Art by Joel Coelho

Meesha Makes Friends by Tom Percival

The Unadoptables by Hana Tooke

Lark by Anthony McGowan 

Meesha Makes Friends Synopsis

Meesha loves making things ... but there's one thing she finds difficult to make - friends. She doesn't know quite what to do, what to say or when to say it, and she struggles reading and responding to social cues. But one day she discovers that she has a special talent that will help her to navigate challenging social situations and help her to make friends.

Meesha Makes Friends Press Reviews

Praise for Perfectly Norman;

"A sweet and uplifting story that celebrates diversity … and inspires children to dare to be different and have the courage to stand out" - BookTrust 

"A joyous, original paean to individuality" - Guardian

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ISBN: 9781526612960
Publication date: 09/07/2020
Publisher: Bloomsbury Childrens Books an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781526612960
Publication date: 9th July 2020
Author: Tom Percival
Illustrator: Tom Percival
Publisher: Bloomsbury Childrens Books an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 32 pages
Suitable for: 3+ readers, 5+ readers
Genres: Family / Home Stories, Personal Social Health Economic
Recommendations: Julia Eccleshare's Picks

About Tom Percival

Tom Percival studied Graphic Design in South Wales. His illustration career has seen him design Halloween merchandise for a major supermarket, create the character 'Hector' for an Aardman-animated road safety campaign and his book illustration work includes the artwork for the phenomenally successful Skulduggery Pleasant series. As well as illustrating fiction covers, Tom has also written and illustrated three picture books: Tobias and the Super Spooky Ghost Book, A Home for Mr Tipps and Jack’s Amazing Shadow. Herman’s Letter is Tom’s first picture book for Bloomsbury.. He lives in Stroud with his partner and ...

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