Can I Play?

Suitable for 3 - 4 years

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Shortlisted for Oscar’s Book Prize 2023!Grumpy George doesn’t want friends – until he meets a funny little seal called Pebble . . . George the dog loves living alone on his island. He likes to do everything his own way, and friends would just ruin things. But one day a cheerful little seal wiggles up to him. Her name is Pebble, and she’s determined to be George’s friend, whether he likes it or not. George is quiet and grumpy. Pebble is lively and funny. Can this odd couple ever become friends? This wonderfully funny story about making friendsand overcoming differences will strike a chord with children and grown-ups alike. Full of warmth, humour and wonderful illustrations, it’s guaranteed to become a storytime favourite!

  • Nicola Kinnear’s previous picture books, A Little Bit Brave, Dragons Don’t Share and Shhh! Quiet! have won her many fans all round the world.
  • Her gorgeously illustrated books are full of fabulous characters, and wonderful messages about sharing, friendship, courage and kindness
  • Nicola Kinnear is one of the brightest new stars in children’s books. Her debut picture book, A Little Bit Brave, has been shortlisted for several awards and translated into 20 languages

PRAISE FOR CAN I PLAY?: “This book is an ideal book for bedtime but would also work well as a classroom activity to support young children in developing an understanding of each others’ emotions and discussing how their own behaviours may make others feel.”Karan Vickers-Hulse, Just Imagine Story Centre“Warm and reassuring – ideal for every child who is anxious about new experiences. Stylish illustrations and hilarious characterisation – a future classic”TOPPSTA“a really special picture book”- BOOKWAGON

PRAISE FOR A LITTLE BIT BRAVE :“a new talent to look out for” – Bookseller“funny and reassuring . . . superbly illustrated” – Parents in Touch“a glorious picture book debut… stunningly illustrated” – BookLoverJo“an utter delight” – WeAreTheMotherside

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Catalogue number

196 in SCB Offer April 2024 and 2226 in Schools Catalogue 2024/25






Alison Green Books

Date published

October 13th, 2022

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  • 32 pages



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