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Friday, 27 December 2013

The Big Hearted Book by Nicholas Allan

The Big Hearted Book

Babette and Bill are joined by a ribbon of hearts. They are always together through thick and thin. But when Babette falls ill, the two friends are parted and they are both broken hearted. Until they discover that even when they can't see the ribbon of hearts it is always there pulling them together. Warm, poignant and funny, this book is a wonderful celebration of friendship. A sensitive and beautifully told story written in association with the International Children's Heart Foundation that will touch anyone affected by illness. The mission of the International Children's Heart Foundation is to bring the skills, technology and knowledge to diagnose and care for children with congenital heart disease to developing countries. 'Endlessly inventive, Nicholas Allan knows just what appeals to young children.' Parents in Touch

Nicholas Allan has written a number of children's books, all of them fantastically written and have a great message within the story. This book has been written and published in support of The International Children's Heart Foundation.

The book tells the story of a friendship between a dog and a girl, who spend all their time together and do things together. Babette usually looks after Bill (the dog) but when she feels unwell and ends up in hospital, both are heart broken. However, the invisible ribbon of hearts that keep them together is never broken. A true story of friendship. It does not however, have the usual humour you expect from a Nicholas Allan storybook, instead it has a more serious message.  The story is accompanied by great illustrations, also by Nicholas Allan. 

I would recommend this as a great book to give as a gift. It is also a good resource which could be used to discuss friendship or a relative in hospital or of ill health and one which raises the profile of a worthwhile charity.

I received this book through the Amazon Vine Programme.

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