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Best Friends or Not?
By Paeony Lewis
Illustrated by Gaby Hansen
Nanook and Suka were best friends. The two polar bears always played snowballs together until one day Nanook didn’t want to play snowballs...
This is a story about the give and take of friendship. Young children want to have friends; especially best friends. However, discovering that this means sharing and thinking about your friend can be confusing. Maybe sharing this story will help?
Published in the UK by Piccadilly Press
26 September 2008
Hardback ISBN 978-1853409622 11.99
Paperback ISBN 978-853409615 £6.99
I adore seeing translated editions of my books and so far Best Friends or Not? has overseas editions in:
Australia, Brazil, Netherlands, Slovenia, and Indonesia.
www.paeonylewis.com © Paeony Lewis 2008
Illustrations from Best Friends or Not? © Gaby Hansen 2008
Please note, no images may be reproduced without permission from the illustrator, Gaby Hansen
Here’s an excerpt from inside the book (pages 5 & 6 of the story). Don’t worry, everything turns out all right in the end!
“Best Friends or Not? is the perfect bedtime book for wintry nights.
...This endearing toddler story of friendship is enhanced by Gaby Hansen’s delightful illustrations.”
- The Irish Examiner
“A simple tale which underlines the importance of compromise within friendship.”
“...a touching tale about two young polar bears cubs who learn the lesson of give and take in their friendship.
With cute illustrations by Gaby Hansen, it has lots of ‘ahh’ appeal for young children, as well as a theme that many little ones will be able to relate to.”
- Eastern Daily Press
“...A touching story, depicted with warmth and humour, about two polar bears and the necessity of compromise in friendship.”
- Primary Times Magazine,