My Friend Andy

Author: Emma Chinnery


ISBN: 9781801045803 Category:


BINDING: Hardback

EXTENT: 32 pages

DIMENSIONS: 251 x 286 mm

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A carefully-observed story that challenges us to re-evaluate perceptions of homelessness from debut author-illustrator Emma Chinnery.

Everyday, little dog Fluffy walks through the city with Mum and Lilly. And everyday, they walk past Andy. But they are never allowed to play with him. Until one day, Fluffy gets lost, and this changes forever. With the help of Andy and his Dad, Fluffy searches high and low for Lilly. But will they ever be reunited?

Told through Fluffy’s eyes, this book brilliantly grasps a child-like naivety that questions what is and encourages us to imagine what should be. With her stunning watercolour illustrations, Emma Chinnery shows her mastery at capturing the nuances of everyday life in this simple – yet poignant – story about the blossoming friendship of two dogs living in the same city. Alongside Way Home by Libby Hathorn and Gregory Rogers, Milo Imagines the World by Matt de la Peña and Christian Robinson, and King of the Sky by Nicola Davies and Laura Carlin, My Friend Andy is the ideal book to help children build empathy and understanding for those around us.

2 reviews for My Friend Andy

  1. Anna Pearson

    A brilliantly told tale that invites immediate re-reading and draws the reader into a re-consideration of those experiencing homelessness. Emma’s skillful illustrations bring life to the story superbly; her use of colour and careful placement of outline convey a sense of movement in her characters, and her impactful use of perspective transports the reader into the world of a small dog in a scary city.
    We look forwards to reading more of Emma’s work in the future please!

  2. Sheil Keeshan


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Emma Chinnery

Emma Chinnery is a British children’s author and illustrator. Emma worked for several years as a graphic artist before her passion for children’s books led her to study on the MA Children’s Book Illus…


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