We don’t actually meet the narrator of this book until the final endpapers but that’s getting ahead of things, so let’s be content and accept the invitation to meet ‘My Friends’.
An interesting and diverse lot they definitely are, starting with Mossy, the perfect friend for some quiet interchange or silent contemplation.
Then comes lion-loving Archibald …
followed by cloud watching Ezra who points out all manner of interesting shapes drifting across the sky.
There’s Pepper who cooks tasty food; Olga, the music lover;
Herman the knitter (or should that be, tangler); the inventive Lina ; Bert who cares for minibeasts on account of their smallness and his bigness
as well as Plim and an imaginary friend, Klaus.
Each is unique, special and loved; but occasionally it’s good to be on your own.
And as for the narrator, I’m not revealing the identity of same – you’ll have to get hold of a copy of the book to find that out.
This quirky, playful look at friendship offers a great starting point for exploring the topic with young listeners who will readily relate to rising star, Max Low’s bold bright images.
Why not treat your friend to a copy to celebrate International Friendship Day on 30th July?