Will You Be My Friend?

Will You Be My Friend?

Will You Be My Friend?

Published: 29 September, 2020
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The first new Guess How Much I Love You picture-book story for 24 years!
One day Big Nutbrown Hare is busy, but Little Nutbrown Hare wants to play so he goes off exploring on his own. He discovers another hare in a puddle - then realizes it's his reflection. He spots his shadow and wants to race it - only to find it's just as fast as him. Then up on Cloudy Mountain he finally finds someone to play with: a little snow white hare called Tipps. And she's real! This lovely new story is a wonderful companion to the classic picture-book Guess How Much I Love You; a charming tale about friendship with a delightful and original twist.


Short-listed for The Irish Book Awards 2020 (Ireland)

Featured in The Bookseller's September Previews. -- Fiona Noble * The Bookseller *
This beautiful picture book says so much with so few words. Anita Jeram's buoyant illustrations are endearingly Beatrix Potter-esque. * CBI *

Please read some lovely reviews from Toppsta.com below:

"It's a very cute and charming story suitable for young children. The illustrations are beautiful and my 4 year old daughter learnt about a new animal."

"We were so excited to read this, as we love Guess How Much I Love You and quote it to each other before bed every night ...She really related to this book as she is making lots of new friends at preschool at the moment. It will be one to treasure."

"This book is lovely and a fitting follow on for Guess How Much I Love You .. The illustrations are beautiful, the text simple and clear. A wonderful book to share at bedtime!"

"Will You Be My Friend is a beautiful story and follow on from the classic and I'm sure this book will become a classic in years to come also. The illustrations are gorgeous. With the same subtle colour combinations of the original book it makes the book instantly recognisable ...the children loved this story and I'm sure it's one we'll read again and again, the perfect story of friendship for young children!"

* Toppsta *
Learning how to get along with people who are not like him is one of the skills he must acquire in order to develop and mature as a person, and that is similarly the lesson of Will You Be My Friend? * Financial Times *
Featured in A Chance for a Good Read in Woman's Way. * Woman's Way *
Little Nutbrown Hare returns more than 25 years after first delighting millions around the world in Guess How Much I Love You. This charming follow-up by the late Sam McBratney again features Anita Jeram's stunning illustrations and is a wonderful celebration of learning to be independent and the importance of making friends. * The Irish Mail on Sunday *
Featured in 'The Best Children's Books of 2020 for All Ages' in The Guardian. * The Guardian *
Featured in 'The Year's 50 Most Magical Reads for Young Bookworms' in The Irish Independent. * The Irish Independent *

Sam McBratney, author of one of the world's bestselling picture books, Guess How Much I Love You, has won the Bass Ireland Arts Prize and the Bisto Award, twice. He is also the author of the bestselling You're All My Favourites.
Anita Jeram is the highly acclaimed illustrator of the globally adored picture book Guess How Much I Love You, as well as You're All My Favourites and I Love My Little Storybook, which she also wrote.

Type Book
ISBN 9781406351606
Number Of Pages 32
Item Weight 445 g
Product Dimensions 258 x 279 x 10 mm
Publisher Walker Books Ltd
Format Hardback