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Friends for a Day

Neal Layton

4 Reviews

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For National Curriculum Early Years, Interest age: from c 3 years, Fiction, Picture books, Picture storybooks, Adventure stories (Children's / Teenage), Humorous stories (Children's / Teenage)

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Get ready for the party of a lifetime with the Nestle Smarties Book Prize Bronze Award-winning Bartholomew and the Bug!

Clever and wonderfully original - a celebration of friendship, kindness and living life to the full with a gentle message about loss, to bring comfort to both children and parents.

A reissue of this award-winning picture book by Neal Layton. Winner of the Nestle Smarties Book Prize Bronze Award.

Bartholomew leads a quiet life. But he is a kindly sort of bear, so when his new friend, the Bug, is in a tremendous hurry to find the bright lights, he decides to help him on his way. Bear soon finds himself in the big city, which is like nothing he's ever known before. But why is Bug in such a hurry?

'A life-affirming story, gloriously illustrated' Julia Eccleshare

'Wonderfully messy, child-friendly drawings against hip, graphic backgrounds' Daily Mail

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Praise for Friends for a Day

  • A life-affirming story, gloriously illustrated - Julia Eccleshare

  • Wonderfully messy, child-friendly drawings against hip, graphic backgrounds - The Daily Mail

  • Deliciously humorous - Books for Keeps

  • A charming and quirky story - Goodreads.com

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Neal Layton

Neal Layton was born in Chichester, West Sussex. Many of his ideas come he says from his childhood. In the past he has worked on a lettuce farm, in a chocolate factory, a teapot factory, a book shop and has delivered papers. Neal has illustrated more than 40 books to date working with award winning authors such as Michael Rosen and Roger McGough. 'Oscar and Arabella' which he both wrote and illustrated won him the Smarties prize in 2003. He now lives in Southsea, Portsmouth with his girlfriend who is also an artist

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