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Friends for a Day

By Neal Layton

  • Paperback
  • £6.99

Get ready for the party of a lifetime with Bartholomew and the bug and the award-winning Neal Layton.

Clever and wonderfully original - a celebration of friendship, kindness and living life to the full.

A reissue of this award-winning picture book by Neal Layton. Winner of the Nestlé Smarties Book Prize Bronze Award.

Bartholomew leads a quiet life. But he is a kindly sort of bear, so when his new friend, the Bug, is in a tremendous hurry to find the bright lights, he decides to help him on his way. Bear soon finds himself in the big city, which is like nothing he's ever known before. But why is Bug in such a hurry?

'A life-affirming story, gloriously illustrated' Julia Eccleshare

'Wonderfully messy, child-friendly drawings against hip, graphic backgrounds' Daily Mail

Biographical Notes

Neal Layton has illustrated more than 40 books, working with award-winning authors such as Cressida Cowell, Michael Rosen and Roger McGough. He has won the Smarties Book Prize twice, for Bartholomew and the Bug, and Oscar and Arabella, both of he wrote and illustrated, and won the same award for That Rabbit Belongs to Emily Brown, written by Cressida Cowell. He has won numerous other awards both in the UK and overseas, and been shortlisted for many more, including the Red House and Blue Peter book awards and the Booktrust Early Years Award. He lives with his family in Portsmouth.

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9781444928259
  • Publication date: 05 Oct 2017
  • Page count: 32
  • Imprint: Hodder Children's Books
Charming. Bartholomew and the bug become friends and enjoy a great day together, remind us of the joy of travelling and making the most of our lives. — Mummy in the City
...deliciously humorous.... — Books for Keeps
Wonderfully messy, child-friendly drawings against hip, graphic backgrounds. — The Mail
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