Synopsis: Birt and Etho spend their days playing on Sudden Hill. They use their cardboard boxes to imagine different worlds – they fight dragons, journey into space and dance on top of skyscrapers. But one day, Shu arrives. He has finally plucked up the courage to ask them if he can join in too. The three begin playing together, but Birt struggles with the changes to his friendship. Can two friends become three?
Themes: Friendship, play, acceptance, the outdoors, imagination.
Why you should read it: A lyrical, moving and up-lifting exploration of friendship and accepting others. Perfect for helping youngsters understand changing friendships.
Cross-curricular links: PSHE (friendships), Design Technology (creating and making things out of boxes).
Perfect for: Children aged 5-7. You can find a book guide on The Literacy Shed Plus website.
Published by: Simon and Schuster.
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