A fun, heartfelt new picture book about the joy of play time and the power of making friends.
Gerald lives alone. He has everything he needs. He spends most of his days in his garden, watering the plants, picking the fruits and vegetables and making preserves for the winter. In the evenings he has dinner at 5, reads 20 pages of his book, has a chamomile tea and goes to bed at 7. Every day is the same, and that suits Gerald just fine. Until one day, when an amazing travelling market comes to town! Gerald has so much fun playing with the two mice that run it that he forgets all about his routine. Can Gerald learn that having everything you need is no fun unless you have someone to share it with?
Robin Boyden is a freelance illustrator based in Bristol in the South West of England. In 2007 he graduated from University College Falmouth with a First Class Honours Degree and soon after completed a Masters in Art and Design. Robin has twice been selected for the AOI Images annual and has worked for numerous clients in the publishing and editorial sectors worldwide. His clients include Scholastic, Bloomsbury, Penguin Random House, Nosy Crow, Oxford University Press, Capstone Publishing, Wired Magazine, The Guardian, The Independent, The Times and Pearson Education. Gerald Needs a Friend is the first picture book he has both written and illustrated.
Children’s & educational
Frances Lincoln Children's
3 - 6
Children's, Teenage & educational