Written by Eoin Colfer and Illustrated by Oliver Jeffers
2015; 48 Pages
Genre: picture book, children's, fantasy
Fred is sent to earth to be friends with children that are lonely. Once they start to make real friends Fred starts to fade until he disappears. Then one day he meets Sam who is everything Fred wants in a friend but he is terrified that he will start fade. Sam tells Fred he will always be his friend. One day Sam meets Sammie and Fred's fear returns. Can Fred remain Sam's friend forever even if he has a real friend now?
Being an only child I knew loneliness and found the cure with my own imaginary friends. This is an incredibly wonderful story told from both sides of friendship. I really enjoyed the pictures and found that they just went well with the book. I recommend this one to adults as well as children. Like a good Pixar movie this is a book the whole family can enjoy.
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