Meesha Makes Friends

Tom Percival

Meesha finds it hard to fit in, and especially hard to make friends. One day she takes matters into her own hands and uses her craft materials to make a friend, and in doing so creates a “real” friend in Josh. Tom Percival’s newest story, short-listed for Oscar’s Book Prize 2021, is a part of the Big Bright Feelings series. It is a warm and heartfelt look at how hard it is for some children to understand social situations and how to accept differences. The interaction between the language and the illustrations provides many discussion points to talk about with young children. It’s a lovely story that will provide comfort to a lot of children.

Published by Bloomsbury Children’s Books

Reviewed by Justine Daniels