I'm Sticking with You (Hardcover)

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I'm Sticking with You (Hardcover)


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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, and illustrator Steve Small, 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.

Smriti Prasadam-Halls has been a children's writer and editor for more than ten years and has written several children's books, including the bestselling Jingle Jangle Jungle, illustrated by Axel Scheffler. Smriti lives in Richmond-upon-Thames.

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.
Product Details ISBN: 9781250619235
ISBN-10: 1250619238
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Publication Date: May 5th, 2020
Pages: 40
Language: English

"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