By Birgitta Sif

A stunning picture book that celebrates the power of the imagination and the strength of friendship

Oliver is different. He enjoys his solitude. He likes playing with his friends, who are puppets, stuffed animals, and other toys. With his rich imagination, Oliver’s day is never dull. There are bridges to cross, sharks to fight, and treasures to find! But maybe toys don’t always give a boy everything he needs. Maybe he needs another kind of companion. Will Oliver discover a way to be, well, different? When his tennis ball rolls across the lawn into the yard of the girl next door, he just might be surprised.

Categories: Picture Books

For readers aged: 4+

  • Publication details:
  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9781406337976
  • Published: 04 Oct 2012
  • Price: £11.99
  • Size: 260 x 250 mm
  • Pages: 32

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Customer reviews


'an excellent debut ... understated text and quirky illustration packed with detail combine to make this book a delight' Bookseller

'A sense of the outsider’s melancholy hangs over this visually rich, heartstring tugging tale, but a happy ending can never be far away…' Junior

'“Birgitta Sif’s vivid illustrations evoke Oliver’s inventiveness, as well as his sense of isolation. A celebration of difference, the book explores how true friendship springs from self-acceptance.”' Amnesty.org.uk

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