BOOK: Imaginary Fred

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Harper Collins
ISBN: 978-0-00-812614-8
£12.99
 
Here is a splendid children's book that instantly captures the attention of Heidi (2) and Harriett (4). This is a winning combination of a dreamy and fascinating tale by Eoin Colfer (Artemis Fowl) and excellent illustrations by Oliver Jeffers (How to Catch a Star etc). I've never had an imaginary friend but I can relate to this heart warming story. They fill a void in the lives of lonely children and when they are not required any longer it's sad. So when imaginary Fred makes a friend of his very own, great things happen. In this day and age of computer games and electronic gizmos, this story emphasises that our imaginations are as vital as ever.

Tim Saunders

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