‘Together We Can,’ by Caryl Hart, illustrated by Ali Pye.

Today I’m sharing another great picture book about the power of friendship. This one’s just a little different as its focus is on the power collaboration – perfect for team-building at the start of another school year. I can see it prompting a lot of interesting conversations and projects on being a good friend and including people.


Written in bouncy rhyming prose, this book explores when and where you could find new friends, what you might do together and why they’re so awesome! At school, at home or at play, friends are there to help you out, teach you how to take turns or how to play new games.

It also highlights how you can be different to other people or live far away from them but still be friends. Children are usually much better than adults at seeing past differences and embracing new people, so perhaps this message is as much for the adult readers as the little ones?


Ali Pye’s glorious illustrations are a riot of energy and colour with a whole host of diverse characters, and perfectly reflect the celebratory nature of Hart’s story.

Library Girl.

*Many thanks to Scholastic for sending me this title to review*


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