I'm Sticking with You (Hardcover)
I was immediately drawn to this book by a colleague and with good reason; I'm a sucker for illustrated reinventions of fauna in children's books. But even apart from the quirky, beautifully hand-painted illustrations, the story manages to steal the show. The relationship between these two unlikely friends results in humorous moments but also highlights the nature and characteristics of our true friendships: The inability to live without each other despite differences or obstacles, or, as in our protagonist's case, sheer size.— Juan
From Smriti Prasadam-Halls, the internationally bestselling author of I Love You Night and Day comes the charming picture book I'm Sticking with You, a sweet celebration of friendship.
Bear and Squirrel are best friends. Wherever Squirrel goes, Bear follows. Bear vows to stick with Squirrel whether he’s grumpy, or silly, or mad—which is put to the test when Bear sinks Squirrel’s canoe. And catapults him from the seesaw. And breaks his favorite mug.
Finally, Squirrel has had enough. He tells Bear he needs his space—only to realize he has much more fun with his best friend around. Funny and poignant in equal measure, I'm Sticking with You shows that friendship always finds a way.
About the Author
Smriti Prasadam-Halls is the internationally bestselling author of more than thirty children’s books, including I’m Sticking with You, illustrated by Steve Small; I Love You Night and Day, illustrated by Alison Brown;and Jingle Jangle Jungle, illustrated by Axel Scheffler. Smriti lives in Richmond-upon-Thames, England.
Steve Small is a designer, an animator, and a BAFTA-nominated director. He lives in England, and I'm Sticking With You was his first picture book.
"Mix together a little imagination, mushiness, amazing illustrations, and kind-hearted language and you get a heart-filled picture book about an unusual friendship between a squirrel and a bear." —Booklist
"A sweet, lively charmer . . . Kids will want to stick with this one." —Kirkus Reviews
"A give-and-take celebration of friendship in all its ups and downs." —Publishers Weekly