Theres A Boy Just Like Me by Frasier CoxThe winner of Book Peoples Bedtime Story Competition 2017, Frasier Coxs Theres a Boy Just Like Me is a heart-warming tale of friendship between the author and a refugee who shares the same interests and childhood hopes and dreams.
In 2017, we asked children aged 5 to 11 to write a bedtime story between 200 and 800 words on the theme of friendship. The response was astounding and out of over 1,300 entries, Frasiers story was selected as the winner by a panel of judges that included TV favourite Claudia Winkleman and radio DJ and Radio Boy author Christian OConnell. Frasiers story was chosen for his focus on important issues and beautiful storytelling.
At least 35% of the price of the book will be donated to Save the Children, a charity that fights every single day for childrens futures. Sold exclusively through us at BookPeople.co.uk, Frasiers book features illustrations from top childrens book illustrator Alison Brown and published by Little Tiger.
Please note that this book is exempt from all promotions due to its charitable donation.
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The story shows that despite different lives, languages, and cultures we are all human. It reminds readers that in finding common ground we can hope to find friendship. Writing his story and winning the competition and having his book published has helped to reassure him that he is helping raise awareness and money to support refugee. He cares deeply for the world, the environment and people around the globe, and has a maturity and considerate nature that is above and beyond what you would expect from a 10 year old. This week is WorldRefugeeWeek and we have something very special to share.
Alison Brown is an author and illustrator of several fantastic picture books. We had the opportunity to ask her some questions about what inspired her, how she got involved in children's books and much more The book has been out long enough now for our lovely customers' orders to have arrived and the first reviews are in Frasier's story portrays an imagined friendship between the author and a refugee boy and was released during Refugee Week My nearly 5-year-old and I love this beautiful story - so important to be able to discuss important issues with our little ones and this allows us to do in a straightforward, simple fashion.
Last year, Book People ran a competition for children aged to write a bedtime story about friendship. His story is about an imagined friendship between a British boy and a child refugee. Frasier wrote the story as a poem that described the hypothetical friendship between these two boys, imagining the things that they have in common and how much fun they would have together if they had the chance to become friends. The thought-provoking story starts out being quite happy and bright before we know the full situation and that the second boy is a refugee, then goes a bit darker as we learn the full picture. Save the Children fights for children every single day, so they can realise their potential and make their mark on the world, just like Frasier has done with his remarkable story.