Will You Be My Friend?

By Sam McBratney

Illustrated by Anita Jeram

Little Nutbrown Hare soon came to Cloudy Mountain. What a surprise he found there in the heather! A delightful, humorous and heart-warming new tale from the creators of the beloved storybook classic, Guess How Much I Love You.

Little Nutbrown Hare has gone exploring on his own. Off he hops along the path until he reaches Cloudy Mountain. What a surprise he finds there in the heather! It’s Tipps, a snow hare, and she has a question for him: Will you be my friend? From the iconic author and illustrator duo Sam McBratney and Anita Jeram comes a delightful new tale that celebrates the playful curiosity of little ones and the magic of making new friends.

Categories: Picture Books

For readers aged: 3+

  • Publication details:
  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9781406351606
  • Published: 29 Sep 2020
  • Price: £12.99
  • Size: 270 x 245 mm
  • Pages: 32

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Customer reviews


'Featured in The Bookseller's September Previews.' The Bookseller

'This beautiful picture book says so much with so few words. Anita Jeram’s buoyant illustrations are endearingly Beatrix Potter-esque.' CBI

'Please read some lovely reviews from Toppsta.com below: “It’s a very cute and charming story suitable for young children. The illustrations are beautiful and my 4 year old daughter learnt about a new animal.” “We were so excited to read this, as we love Guess How Much I Love You and quote it to each other before bed every night …She really related to this book as she is making lots of new friends at preschool at the moment. It will be one to treasure.” “This book is lovely and a fitting follow on for Guess How Much I Love You .. The illustrations are beautiful, the text simple and clear. A wonderful book to share at bedtime!” “Will You Be My Friend is a beautiful story and follow on from the classic and I'm sure this book will become a classic in years to come also. The illustrations are gorgeous. With the same subtle colour combinations of the original book it makes the book instantly recognisable …the children loved this story and I'm sure it's one we'll read again and again, the perfect story of friendship for young children!”' Toppsta

'Learning how to get along with people who are not like him is one of the skills he must acquire in order to develop and mature as a person, and that is similarly the lesson of Will You Be My Friend?' Financial Times

'Featured in A Chance for a Good Read in Woman’s Way.' Woman's Way

'Little Nutbrown Hare returns more than 25 years after first delighting millions around the world in Guess How Much I Love You. This charming follow-up by the late Sam McBratney again features Anita Jeram’s stunning illustrations and is a wonderful celebration of learning to be independent and the importance of making friends.' The Irish Mail on Sunday

'Featured in ‘The Best Children's Books of 2020 for All Ages’ in The Guardian.' The Guardian

'Featured in ‘The Year’s 50 Most Magical Reads for Young Bookworms’ in The Irish Independent.' The Irish Independent

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