Wordless Books

Making Friends

Eleanor Schick


The plot of this small hardback is simple – a boy and his mum catch a bus, go shopping and visit the park.

 

Spread from Making Friends, showing the boy spotting a butterfly

On the way the boy makes friends with all sorts of creatures, from an ant to a butterfly to a kitten, until he finally meets a human friend.

Spread from Making Friends, showing the boy on a bus seeing a bird

The black-and-white line drawings, enhanced by splashes of yellow to pick out the mum, the boy and the creatures, perfectly capture the boundless curiousity of a young child, giving the book a timeless appeal.

Spread from Making Friends, showing the boy playing with his friend in the park