This is a picture book duo you don’t want to miss out on. Pulsing with emotion and heart, these new titles from Walker Books Australia are a testimony to friendship, perseverance and empathy.
There was once a tiny man. One day, at the first sign of spring, he decided to pin a note to a tree that said FRIEND WANTED. Then he sat down on the step to wait. After ten days, he woke to find a cold nose in his hand. The Tale of the Tiny Man by Barbro Lindgren is a touching picture book that explores learning how to make and share friends, feelings of being left out and discovering group dynamics. Packed full of emotion, it teaches young children about self-esteem and empathy and is a much-loved classic children’s story in Sweden.
Sticky McStickstick: The Friend Who Helped Me Walk Again is a powerful and personal story from one of Britain’s best-loved authors about his recovery from coronavirus. After being admitted to hospital in 2020 with coronavirus, Michael Rosen had to learn to walk again. With the support of doctors and nurses and a walking stick he names ‘Sticky McStickstick’, he manages to embark on the slow steps to recovery.
This moving picture book from the former Children’s Laureate, with illustrations from Tony Ross, tells a story of perseverance and hope, and is a testament to the importance of overcoming fear and learning to accept help.
For the chance to win this gorgeous prize pack, tell us in 25 words or less what you would name your walking stick if had one and why.
Email your answer along with your name and postal address to dimity. The response we like best will win a copy of each of these beautiful new releases. Competition is open to anyone, worldwide, so long as they have an Australian postal address for delivery of the books. Please note, we cannot deliver to PO Boxes. Entries without a name and street address will be ineligible. Winners will be announced right here on our website on 14 February 2022.
Competition runs from 5.00 am 5 February 2022 to 5 pm 12 February 2022. Adults can enter for those aged 17 and under. This is a game of skill, not chance. The judge’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
February 5, 2022 at 12:33AM DimbutNice