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We're All Friends Here

We're All Friends Here

by Nancy Wilcox Richards, illustrated by Tom Goldsmith

ISBN 9781443128322 Paperback
32 Pages | 8.01" x 10.07" | Ages 3 to 7
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This clever, funny picture book demonstrates that there are two sides to every story.

Sonny and Arthur have been thrown together since nursery school, but the two boys couldn't be more different. Sonny is careful and studious while Arthur is a whirlwind of mess and noise.

But when Arthur is not on the school bus one day, Sonny realizes it's pretty boring without his usual seatmate. Could it be true that the two boys are good for each other, even though they are so different?

With all the humour and silliness that appeals to readers of this age, the story is cleverly told in alternating perspectives — first from Sonny's point of view, and then from Arthur's — that will get kids thinking about putting themselves in someone else's shoes.

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  • Short-listed, OLA Blue Spruce Award, 2016
  • Short-listed, Rainforest of Reading Award, 2016
  • Commended, Resource Links, Best of the Year, 2015


Rights Sold

  • French (N. Amer.) - Éditions Scholastic
  • Korean - Dongsim

Selling Points

  • Shows kids how to put themselves in another's shoes with humour, lively characters and relatable situations
  • Clever design and kid-like illustrations tell each boy's story as if it's coming from them
  • Fills a need — few picture books focus on friendship between two boys


Also by
Nancy Wilcox Richards

  • How To Be Brave
  • I Quit Grade One!
  • How to Get Awesome
  • Farmer Joe Baby-Sits
  • Farmer Joe's Hot Day

Contact Information

Maral Maclagan, Rights and Contracts Manager | 416-915-3524
604 King Street West, Toronto, ON, M5V 1E1

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