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!A joyful tale about acceptance and belonging from the creators of international sensation, I’m Sticking with You!
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
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Bear and squirrel return with another delightful tale about friendship and belonging.This time they are joined by chicken who wants to accompany their musical duo. Initially Bear and Squirrel are reluctant to let Chicken join them following his somewhat noisy and awkward audition but following Chicken’s departure and journey towards some rather unsavoury fox characters , the three unite as friends and realise that they can form a group with all their own individual skills. As with I’m Sticking With You , the illustrations are wonderful and charming and the story is perfectly pitched for young readers and story listeners - perfect for Ks 1 story time and PSHE .Another winner from Smriti Halls and Steve Small
This book is as brilliant as the first. A fabulous look at the concept of two’s company 3’s a crowd which is a common problem that many young children have to overcome and they navigate the world of friendship. Definitely a book to share in schools and at home. I can not wait to get a hard copy to share with the children I work with.
What a wonderful, funny and inspirational book! I adore the illustrations and the colour palette. The story is excellent, and the characters are wonderful. Every child (and adult) would want to read this many times.
Bear and Squirrel continue their friendship in this beautifully illustrated book Smriti Halls and Steve Small. Together, they feel that their friendship has it all and they have no room for Chicken. They soon realise that a friendship of two is good but three can be better. I cannot wait to share this book with my children at school to explore acceptance, compromise and friendship. I can see this book being a must on many school bookshelves! Thank you NetGalley for this ARC in exchange for an honest review.
I’m Sticking With You Too is a beautiful story of friendship and acceptance. Told in rhyming verse and packed with vivid illustrations, I can see this book appealing to so many young readers. It would be a wonderful addition to any rhyme spine and I can imagine children growing familiar, and joining in with, the repeated refrains. I love the message of the story and feel that it would be really worthwhile to share with children of all ages, as it will help them to prepare for some of the more challenging aspects of friendship and sharing those you love. We will definitely be adding this to our EYFS/KS1 story sessions. Thank you to NetGalley for the ARC.
I saw this book on NetGalley and it instantly appealed to me because of the amazing illustrations and theme of friendship; two’s company but three’s a crowd… or is it? As an infant teacher of more than (ahem) twenty odd years, I have a profound love for picture books which explain more easily the growing up situations children face and help them talk about and find ways through them, without it having to be about themselves. This is just such a book. Bear and squirrel are friends (see the previous book ‘I’m sticking with you’ for details!) but now there is someone else wanting to join them and this could be a problem, two fit together so well, it would be far too tricky with three wouldn’t it?With beautiful illustrations telling the story alongside the words, this close to perfect picture book presents a tricky situation when a chicken is very keen to join the friendship. At first, bear and squirrel are adamant that it just won’t work. But when chicken is lured away by a bad crowd, can he be rescued in time? This deceptively simple book will be a hit with young children and are so valuable to give talking points with youngsters either at home or in a class or nurture group setting. Children will easily be able to see the problems facing the characters and many will be able to give ideas about how the problems could be solved. By exploring this with the characters in the book, they will be learning more about relationships and acceptance in their own lives.