Pia and Sally are having an after school snack. Pia learned about saving the oceans that day at school.
In this book, Jasmine and her imaginary cat Boo have just moved. She is about to go to a new school and she is trying to make friends. Ideally, she would like a friend who shares her interest in bugs and would like to look at her bug books.
The interesting fact I learnt after completing the whole book—illustrations and all, is that by the time children go to school they no longer have imaginary friends.
There are a million rules for writing picture books that make getting published unlikely. I became aware of them one at a time and after the fact. I am definitely fully grown but still think an imaginary friend could come in handy.
Children from an early age care about making friends, so are interested in reading about friendship, starting with picture books. This illustration comes from a book about my dog Henry (the Yorkie) and his best friend Rocket (the Havanese). During the book, Rocket gets himself in a bit of a muddle and has to be saved and then consoled by his best friend. I will probably have to keep blogging about my dog books as they are based on two real dogs I adore. Please check out the book for free in my gallery.