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Nov 26 2015

The decorating disaster by Alison Reynolds

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The Five Mile Press, 2015. ISBN 9781760067229
Pickle is such a contented bear! And, why wouldn't he be contented, with a friend like Bree?
Busy Bree wants to redecorate. She wants to paint the walls, but Pickle prefers wallpaper. Can the friends agree? Or do they have to work separately?
Both soon find that 'separately' is lonely, and that's no fun!
Bree thinks Pickle doesn't care if she isn't there helping him? She thinks Pickle's whistling can only mean he's disgustingly happy.
Getting along together, even with your closest friends, is not always easy.
Then Pickle finds himself in a pickle . . . and needs Bree's help.
Then, all of a sudden it's Bree's turn to be rescued.
The friends decide working together would be more fun. They can work as a team.
And Pickle will still have time for his afternoon nap, in his favourite chair, warming his paws in the sun.
Children will enjoy this touching story and, with the help of this book, learn about teamwork and getting along.
Pickle and Bree's Guide to Good Deeds, in the back of the book, has some superbly helpful tips about working together and accepting others, even if they are very different.
J Smith

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