A touching, humorous tale of friendship during a difficult time.
When Tilly’s problem gets too much for her, she confides in her friend, Ned, who is great at helping her with the tricky stuff. But this time, even Ned can’t come up with a solution. However, he does have a good idea to help her find someone to talk to. Together, they devise a plan and have an adventure along the way. This book is filled with bright, entertaining illustrations to introduce children to methods of dealing with difficult issues. Young readers should feel positive about seeking assistance from suitable adults once they have finished the story.
Rose Stanley worked as a Student Support Specialist in a New Zealand primary school for six years and has most recently been an advisor for the Lifewalk Trust, where she trains volunteers working in a similar support role. Her work has involved supporting many children as they went through difficult life experiences including bereavement, family separations and friendship problems. She has also written a number of articles for the parenting magazine Tots to Teens.
Lisa Allen is a New Zealand graphic designer and freelance illustrator. She also paints on commission and teaches art. Lisa has illustrated a number of successful picture books including Mangrove (Penguin 2007) and Anzac Day Parade (Penguin 2010).
Age Range: 4-8
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