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A joyful tale about acceptance and belonging from the creators of international sensation, I’m Sticking with You!

Shortlisted for Oscar's Book Prize 2022


Praise for I'm Sticking with You: 'A wonderful, warm bear-hug of a story with sumptuous illustrations. A modern classic.' - Jim Field, illustrator of Oi Frog and The Lion Inside.

'Deftly humorous images and warmly rhyming text make for a lovely book to cuddle up with.' The Guardian

Much-loved characters Bear and Squirrel are back! And they’ve found the perfect rhythm for their friendship. Until, that is, Chicken turns up... She wants in! But how will Bear and Squirrel feel about accepting a new friend? Will they come to see that some things work out when we do them together. That two can be good…but three can be BETTER?
 
This beautifully written, gorgeously illustrated follow-up to the bestselling I’m Sticking with You is the perfect book for examining how, even if new friends might disrupt the rhythm at first, the sense of belonging that friendship can bring has the potential to make your heart sing!
 

About The Author

Smriti Halls Is the internationally bestselling author of over 30 books for children. Before becoming a full time writer in 2012, she worked in children's publishing and television. She's now been published in more than 30 languages from Arabic to Afrikaans and from Catalan to Korean. She lives in London, UK with her husband and three children.

About The Illustrator

Photo courtesy of the author

Steve Small has worked in animation for over 30 years as a director, designer and animator. The work has varied from working on Disney features to designing and directing shorts, TV series and commercials. His highly acclaimed book illustration work includes two books written by Smriti Halls: I'm Sticking With You and I’m Sticking With You Too, and his picture books as both author and illustrator: The Duck Who Didn’t Like Water and Wellington’s Big Day Out. Steve lives in London and when he’s not painting and drawing you’ll likely find him feeding the crows on Blackheath common.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's UK (October 27, 2021)
  • Length: 40 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781471193194
  • Ages: 3 - 99

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