One More Friend by Bill Condon
Published by Omnibus Books
Jack was scared when he boarded the bus taking him to his new school. It was such a long journey he fell asleep. When the bus pulled up, the girl sitting next to Jack laughed because he had dribble on his chin.
Jack finds a banner welcoming him to the new school hanging up outside the library. When the Principal introduces himself, Jack thanks him for the banner only to be laughed at again for thinking it was just for him.
On his way to class he meets two girls holding a mouse called Wilbur. The girls allow Jack to hold Wilbur but he dies in Jacks hands.
Why does preposterous things keep happening to Jack on his first day at the new school? Will he fit in there? Will he always be laughed at? How does he win over the bully of the school? What does being a friend truly mean? Will Jack ever have a true friend?
Read this heart-warming book to find the answers to all these questions and more. Brilliantly illustrated by Lucinda Gifford.
An outstanding explanation of what it means to be Australian in the final section “All about us”.
CKT Book Reviewer
Author: Bill Condon
Illustrator: Lucinda Gifford
Title: One More Friend
Publisher: Omnibus Books
Published: June 2016