Stories Aloud
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Publication date: 03 Feb 2022
ISBN: 9781788008419
Size: 270 x 270 mm
Length: 32 pages
Picture Books

Frank and Bert


Winner of the Nottingham Children’s Book Award 2023!

A hilarious new picture book from author of The Suitcase, Chris Naylor-Ballesteros – with neon ink throughout!

Frank and Bert are the best of friends and they LOVE to play hide and seek. But Bert the bear isn’t quite as good at hiding as he thinks he is . . . and Frank ALWAYS wins! Every. Single. Time.

But when it’s Bert’s turn to hide, and Frank has to decide between winning again OR making his friend happy, Frank learns that friendship is always the true winner.

This interactive and entertaining story about friendship is guaranteed to get children giggling!

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“An adorable comic duo prove that winning isn’t everything. Full of warmth and visual humour, with neon accents for extra zing. One for fans of Jon Klassen.”

-Fiona Noble, The Bookseller

“There are one hundred reasons to love this adorable picture book featuring a stellar fox and bear double act! With a thread of humour (and wool!) running through its warm heart”

-Pam Norfolk, Lancashire Post

“This tale also has a deeper message: it’s all about being a good sport and cherishing our friends.”

-Storytime Magazine

“A tale of true friendship; the bright illustrations in this book perfectly capture the warm and gentle tone in a story about what is more important, winning or doing something positive for your friend..”

“This is such a wonderful, warm and friendly book, with lots of comic twists.”

JUNO Magazine

“Great imagination, good empathy, and very funny pictures make for a winner..”

“This uplifting tale has had us all in stitches and we love Bert just as much as Frank does.”

“With wonderfully vibrant and playful illustrations and a hugely helpful reinforcement of the numbers from 1-100, you really must beg, borrow or buy a copy of this lovely, cute book.”

Mini Travellers (blog)

“I am completely charmed by Frank and Bert – a pair of fun-loving friends who just want to have a great game of hide-and-seek.”

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Email: [email protected]

Telephone: +442070897575


Email: [email protected]

Telephone: +44 2070897575