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    • ISBN:9781510200913
    • Publication date:23 Feb 2017
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The New Friend

Book 3

By Jenny Colgan
Illustrated by Thomas Docherty

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The third children's book featuring Polly and her puffin Neil, from bestselling adult novelist Jenny Colgan. With gorgeous two-colour illustrations throughout, Polly is perfect for reading aloud.

The third children's book featuring Polly and her puffin Neil, from bestselling adult novelist Jenny Colgan. With gorgeous two-colour illustrations throughout, Polly is perfect for reading aloud.

Polly and her puffin friend, Neil, have wonderful adventures by the sea.

But now the time has come for Polly to go to the place she calls 'Big School'. It might be fun, it might be exciting, and it's definitely a little bit scary.

Making new friends can be harder than it sounds . . . join Polly on her quest and find out if there might be a new feathered friend for Neil too!

Ideal for bedtime stories and early readers. From the author of The Little Beach Street Bakery.

Contains lots of fun recipes and activities in addition to the story.

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  • ISBN: 9781510200906
  • Publication date: 23 Feb 2017
  • Page count: 96
  • Imprint: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
With lovely two-tone illustrations, this is ideal for bedtime stories and early readers; not surprisingly, it also includes some delicious recipes! — Parents In Touch
Colgan's emotional intelligence and the charming illustrations by Thomas Docherty make this a great gift — newstatesman.com
A sweet tale of a puffin with a broken wing and the little girl who puts him to rights. — Charlotte Heathcote, Sunday Express
An absolute joy, beautifully written and charmingly illustrated, a delight for children and adults alike — hotbrandscoolplaces.com
Such a nice read — mummyfromtheheart.com
A great gift for kids of four and above — New Statesman
A gentle, heart-warming tale — The Herald, Glasgow
A lovely story about friendship and about going to school. — The Carousel
Any indpendently minded child who doesn't like to follow the crowd, will love this book. Every page is illustrated with gorgeous, black, grey and orange pictures, which capture daily life in a coastal school perfectly. A treat for the 6 or 7-year old child who is crossing the bridge to independent reading, or as a quick read aloud in the KS1 classroom when discussing friendship issues. — The English Association
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The Happy Christmas

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