A delightful book about how to be a kind and thoughtful friend, perfectly pitched for children starting school.
Friendships are precious, but they can also be tricky to navigate – especially when you're little. In this charming and supremely sensitive book, we meet Sukie and Joe: two children making friends for the first time. With words by Amanda McCardie, who has studied child development at the Tavistock, and pictures from Colleen Larmour, a rising star, Making Friends is the perfect tool for talking to very young children about friendship and everything that goes with it, from meeting new people to celebrating differences and standing up for one another.
- Children's mental health is a big topic of conversation; managing early friendships can be a source of anxiety for both children and their parents.
- The book offers positive examples and mindful tips for you children - carefully considered by Amanda and further vetted by a child-therapist.
- Colleen is a debut to our list and a wonderful new talent.
About the Author
Amanda McCardie is the author of the critically acclaimed A Book of Feelings (illustrated by Salvatore Rubbino). Before becoming an author, she studied infant observation and child development at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust in London, and has also worked as an editor, nursery assistant and teacher. Her other books include Our Very Own Dog, the charming story of her childhood dog Sophie.
About the Illustrator
Colleen Lamour is an illustrator and designer, living in Northern Ireland. She first studied art at Liverpool Art School, with a focus on children's animation and design, before completing an MA in Children's Book Illustration at the Cambridge School of Art. As well as children's illustration, Colleen has produced artwork for magazines, client commissions and her own online shop Little Carousel.