Be a Friend is a beautiful new illustration from the hugely successful Salina Yoon, and subtly explores the world of children with autism and language barriers in a hugely engaging and accessible way.  


A heart-warming book about acceptance, courage and unbreakable friendship for anyone who has ever felt different, Be a Friend doesn't just show children that it is okay to be different, it also highlights how important it is to accept others no matter who or what they are. 


The story follows young Dennis, an ordinary boy who expresses himself in an extraordinary way; some children sing, some children shout, Dennis mimes. 


And it takes imagination to understand him, but not everyone wants to bother, which makes Dennis sad. 


Being a mime is lonely. 


However, when Dennis meets a girl named Joy, he begins to discover the power of friendship and how special it can be. 


This powerful, uplifting story by award-winning author-illustrator Salina Yoon is for anyone who has ever felt different. 


Published by Bloomsbury, it will be available from Thursday, 14th July. 


SHARE if you think this book is a great way to discuss autism and language barriers with children. 



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