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A big kiss for Alice ISBN: 9780747556657
Chamberlain, Margaret and Grindley, Sally
Published by Bloomsbury, 2005
This one is for the nervous child starting school and an older sibling resenting his/her presence there. Alice would like for older brother Tom to look out for her when she begins school, but Tom thinks his friends will laugh at him and refuses to have anything to do with her - particularly when she insists on taking her teddy on the first day. But in the playground, when Alice calls out for his help, he comes to her rescue, even planting a kiss on her cheek for comfort. This appears to be a single parent family, with dad in charge. The pictures, very much centred on people, with soft, single-coloured backgrounds, put the emphasis on emotions.
Age: 4+