A beautifully written and illustrated story about the changing nature of friendships awaits readers in this imaginative new picture book, Big Friends by Linda Sarah & Benji Davies.
The story follows two best friends, and what happens when a third friend joins their group. In simple words and images, Big Friends captures the tumultuous mixed feelings that can occur when a friendship grows and changes — and how true friends always find a way back to each other.
I loved seeing the illustrations bring to life these boys’ imaginations — in many ways reminding me of one of my all-time favorite picture books, Roxaboxen. The whimsy of childhood imagination really sings across the pages, as Birt, Shu, and Etho use simple cardboard boxes as the foundation for incredible adventures.
Big Friends captures the best of childhood imaginations, and the pure simplicity and innocence of childhood friendships. Look for it in stores January 19th.
Here is the official synopsis:
Birt and Etho are best friends. Together they play outside in big cardboard boxes. Sometimes they’re kings, soldiers, astronauts. Sometimes they’re pirates sailing wild seas and skies. But always, always they’re Big friends. Then one day a new boy arrives, and he wants to join them. Can two become three?