Corrinne Averiss; Illustrated by Susan Varley - All books by this author
Sorrel and Sage are such good friends, with so much in common . . . They like the same games, sing the same songs, and even have the same stripe on their tails! Sorrel is sure that they're so close because they're exactly alike. But after she goes to Sage's house for a sleepover, she's not so sure anymore. Sage's home is nothing like Sorrel'sher tree is big and wide, and she has so many family members living close bywhile Sorrel lives in a smaller house with just her mom. Sorrel loves staying at Sage's house, but she's afraid that Sage won't like her house even half as much because it's so different. So, despite promising to have Sage over for a sleepover, Sorrel keeps telling her that she can't come. Will Sage like Sorrel if she finds out they aren't exactly alike? A beautiful tale about differences, and why real friends will love you in spite ofand maybe even because ofthem! (Ages 4–7, F&P Reading Level: K)
From the Reviews:
"This is a gentle celebration of similarities, differences, and friendship."
"Delightful ink-and-watercolor paintings create a cozy, decidedly British, and mostly old-fashioned world. The airy, pastoral feel and engaging anthropomorphic characters keep the tone light and prevent the purposive plot from feeling preachy. The affirming message offers an important lesson about the joys of heterogeneity, so young listeners will likely enjoy making the acquaintance of Sorrel and Sage and pondering with them what makes a perfect friendship."
About The Author:
Corrinne Averiss is the award-winning children’s book author of the critically acclaimed book, A Dot in the Snow. Corrinne is a writer of thoughtful, humorous stories for children, including Floss the Playground Boss and Joy. Corrinne spent most of her life being a professional silly person in children’s television; she created the four-time Children’s BAFTA-winning Share a Story competition and has an animated series under commission from CBeebies. Corrinne lives with her husband, daughter, and cat.
About The Illustrator:
Susan Varley is a prize-winning artist who has illustrated many beloved books. Her picture book Badger’s Parting Gifts is one of the most enduring and popular books of all time, winning many prizesincluding the Mother Goose Award in 1985.
Hardcover w/jacket / 32 Pages / 9 x 10 5/8 / 2018