I’m Sticking With You – Smriti Halls and Steve Hall

Published by Simon and Schuster Children’s UK

Bear and Squirrel do everything together (with Bear being slightly over-bearing!) until Squirrel decides he wants some time alone. Time that he then finds is so much nicer when spent with his friend. This wonderful book is about friendships, about letting go and that lovely feeling of safety and companionship that having a special friend brings.

The rhyming language is complemented by the humorous, uncluttered illustrations that tell their own story. This is an ideal book for the classroom shelf to use as young children begin to develop their early friendships.