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Will You Be My Friend?

Written by Russell Ayto

Illustrated by Russell Ayto

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

Will You Be My Friend? Synopsis

From award-winning picture book funny-man Russell Ayto comes this laugh-out-loud tale of friendship and acceptance.

Bush Baby is so lonely - nobody wants to be her friend. Giraffe thinks she's too small. She's not pink enough for Flamingo. Lion, however, thinks she is just right to be his friend. And he'd never be so rude as to eat a friend.

Is Bush Baby very brave, very foolish, or just very, very lonely?

Will You Be My Friend? Press Reviews

Young listeners will be charmed by Bush Baby's big, sad eyes (even if they don't recognize the primate), and many will identify with their search for companionship. A fine friendship fable with a funny close - Kirkus

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ISBN: 9781839130359
Publication date: 02/09/2021
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781839130359
Publication date: 2nd September 2021
Author: Russell Ayto
Illustrator: Russell Ayto
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 32 pages
Suitable for: 3+ readers, 5+ readers
Genres: Family / Home Stories, Animals, Personal Social Health Economic
Collections: Anti Bullying Week & World Kindness Day,

About Russell Ayto

Russell Ayto is best known for his anarchic and stylish artwork. He graduated from Exeter College of Art with a degree in Graphic Design and has since been delighting children all over the world. He won the Gold Smarties Award in 2003 for The Witch's Children, and the Roald Dahl Funny Prize in 2008 for The Witch's Children Go to School. He has been shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal twice. Before illustrating children's books, he worked for various magazines including Time Out and the Sunday Observer. The Match is Russell's second book with Bloomsbury, following the brilliant Henry and the Yeti. ...

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