New In Town

Marta Altés

Baby and toddler
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20 August 2020
32 pages

Meet a big, friendly dog looking for a home in this warm and reassuring story by award-winning Marta Altes.

This dog may be alone and without a home, but he’s excited and ready to embrace a new life in a new town – and EVERYONE in it! This town is a busy, vibrant place but sometimes it’s hard being new and feeling different. Who will embrace him back?

A big-hearted celebration of kindness and human connection, from the award-winning creator of Little Monkey. Rich in detail and meaning, with beautiful artwork, this uplifting story is ideal for any child facing a new or daunting situation.

This heartwarming story about feeling different, not fitting in and slowly finding a way to feel at home is a perfect book to explore with all children, particularly those who are about to start school or nursery. With its simple message of kindness and understand, it encourages children have empathy for new people that come into their lives, nurseries, schools and familiar spaces. The inclusive illustrations are beautiful, and there are many details and expressions to pick out and talk about which tell us more about the newcomer to the town. A really lovely book to share.

BookTrust, Anna McKerrow, BookTrust