Friends for a Day

Neal Layton

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Hodder Children's Books


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

In the media
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