It's OK to Need a Friend
This title was previously available on NetGalley and is now archived.
Pub Date 1 Jun 2021 | Archive Date 5 Jul 2021
Quarto Publishing Group – Wide Eyed Editions, Wide Eyed Editions
Friendship is one of life’s greatest gifts – and one of its most important skills! As Little Brown Bear knows, having a friend to rely on makes all the difference in the world. But in order to have good friends, it’s important to be a good friend. Unlock the power of empathy and kindness with these universal words of wisdom, from popular instagram artist AnneliesDraws.
Simple, poignant messages about how we can be better friends are illustrated with AnneliesDraws’ adorable, on-trend vintage-style artwork. The inspirational words remind young ones and the young at heart important truths about understanding one another's needs.
· Charming illustrated scenes by AnneliesDraws prompt readers to reflect their emotions and others’.
· Beautiful vintage-style artworks feature a cast of cute characters making this a gorgeous gift.
· Poignant and universal messages on the topic of friendship.
Wise Little Brown Bear pays attention to how his friends are feeling and thinks about how he can make them feel better. We can all be more like Little Brown Bear!
Available on NetGalley
Average rating from 3 members
I absolutely loved this adorable children’s book illustrated by AnneliesDraws. It is a great tool to use with young children surrounding friendship. Full of illustrated pages which set different scenarios to share inspirational messages about it being okay to cry, to make mistakes and to like and want different things, and that it’s okay to need a friend.
I recommend the Little Brown Bear series for young children to support their personal, social and emotional (PSED) development and understanding. It has great child-friendly text which state and explain scenarios they are likely to find themselves in and offers examples of ways to approach them. One example from the book is:
“we all make mistakes, sometimes we hurt each other. it’s what we do next that matters. ‘I’m so sorry mouse’ says little brown bear.”
Which I think is a fab approach which young children will be able to understand.
** I received an advanced copy of this ebook to read and review. Thank you NetGalley, the author, illustrator and publisher for allowing me this opportunity **
I've just read this and the other book in the series, It's OK to Make Mistakes, and can't get over how cute and clever they are. The illustrations are amazing and they're full of words of wisdom that will benefit little readers for life. They're beautifully written and evoke a cosy and comforting world that pre-schoolers will enjoy exploring. The stories and images have a classic, timeless quality and these books would make wonderful gifts. I love both titles in the collection so far and hope there will be many more to come.