Sorrel had never had a friend who was just the same, until she met Sage. But can one sleepover ruin a whole friendship?
Squirrels Sage and Sorrel are just the same: the like the same games, sing the same songs and say the same things at the same time. They even have the same stripe on their tails! But when Sage invites her friend for a sleepover, Sorrel discovers they aren't the same at all – while Sage has a huge family and an even bigger treehouse home, Sorrel lives with her mum in a tiny tree. Sorrel must hide how different she is, otherwise Sage won't be her friend, will she?
A celebration of what friendship really means, no matter how rich or poor you are, from the creator of classic bestseller Badger's Parting Gifts.
Friendship is at the heart of this gentle, thoughtful picture book… Susan Varley’s delicate ink and watercolour illustrations are full of warmth and detail.
Delightful ink-and-watercolor paintings create a cozy, decidedly British, and mostly old-fashioned world.
This is a gentle celebration of similarities, differences, and friendship.
A book that needs to be shared and discussed widely in schools and early years settings.
Red Reading Hub
This is such a sweet story with lovely illustrations that you can read and enjoy it for what it is. The fact that it tackles a very important issue for young children is just an added bonus.
Early Years Educator
Averiss’ narrative is chock-full of alliteration and poetic phrasing, with the occasional end-of-line rhyme… A great title for Empathy Day
The School Librarian
Sorrel and the Sleepover is a very special book. The way in which friendship is explored is heart-warming and age appropriate for Early Years.
Childcare Expo blog
May well lead to useful classroom discussions about friendship in spite of differences
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