Anne is offering a printed dedication at the front of her forthcoming picture book with Lion – the lovely ‘I want a Friend’ illustrated by Amy Proud, due to be published March 2017. The dedication needs to be sent to the publishers by the middle of October ready for printing – a perfect gift for a friend?

‘I want a friend,’ said Arthur, ‘I want a friend right now. I want to make one RIGHT AWAY But I am not sure how.’ Join Arthur at nursery school in his determined search for a friend – could he dig a hole to trap one, or catch one in a net? His ideas don’t seem to be going to plan, but then Lily appears and he is soon having lots of fun and playtime adventures! Bouncy rhymes and hilarious illustrations make this first experiences tale about friendship an enchanting read!