We’re All Friends Here

by Nancy Wilcox Richards

Sonny and Arthur have been thrown together since nursery school, but the two boys couldn't be more different. Sonny is careful and studious while Arthur is a whirlwind of mess and noise.

But when Arthur is not on the school bus one day, Sonny realizes it's pretty boring without his usual seatmate. Could it be true that the two boys are good for each other, even though they are so different?

With all the humour and silliness that appeals to readers of this age, the story is cleverly told in alternating perspectives — first from Sonny's point of view, and then from Arthur's — that will get kids thinking about putting themselves in someone else's shoes.

Nancy Wilcox Richards Author Biography

Says Nancy: “Writing is like creating a recipe. We take bits and pieces of real life – things that are funny, interesting or heart-warming – and we add in some imagination; mix it up, and the result is a story.” Many of Nancy’s books draw on her experiences as an elementary teacher. Whether it’s facing the challenges of bullying, such as in How to Tame a Bully, or it’s reaching out to accept others, such as in How to Be a Friend, her books are sure to resonate with elementary kids. Nancy lives on a picture perfect lake in Nova Scotia. She loves spending time with her family; enjoys whiling away the time in her hammock on a warm summer’s day; and is convinced that chocolate can solve a lot of problems.

Tom Goldsmith Illustrator Biography

Tom Goldsmith was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario. For more than twenty years, he has produced countless illustrations for the North American advertising, book, and magazine market — including the picture book The Pocket Mommy by Rachel Eugster. Tom works from his studio in a 130-year-old Victorian home that he shares with his wife and two children in the village of Coldwater, Ontario.