Author(s): John Burningham

Picture Books

Depicts the everyday life of a lonely little girl whose home life is empty apart from her parents' arguments and whose school life is overshadowed by bullies. The comfort she finds from her secret friend Aldo is heartwarming. By the author of "Borka", "Granpa" and "Oi! Get Off Our Train".

Product Information

"A touching portrait of a solitary child with an imaginary friend called Aldo, a rabbit just about her size, who can be counted upon to turn up 'when things get really bad'...Aldo is a quietly comforting figure, tenderly absorbing the feelings suggested in the deftly understated text and the wonderfully expressive illustrations, with their agile line and Turneresque spreads...An unusually perceptive, unsentimental treatment of a familiar theme."

General Fields

  • : 9780099185017
  • : Red Fox
  • : Red Fox
  • : 0.223
  • : June 1993
  • : 295mm X 256mm X 6mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : John Burningham
  • : Paperback
  • : New edition
  • : John Burningham
  • : very good
  • : 32
  • : colour illustrations