A really appealing combination of gorgeous illustrations and a sweet developing friendship, told with humour. On a beautiful summer's day, Frederick is sat indoors. Emily invites him to play outside, but Frederick worries - about broken bones, insect bites, falling off his bike, and all the other things that could possibly go wrong. But Emily is very persistent...
Emma Chichester Clark's instantly recognisable illustrations make this a beautiful picture book to look at, and thankfully the story is just as good! The author has created two endearing and relatable characters in worrywart Frederick and adventurous Emily, and their at first tentative and later more intimate letters show their unfolding friendship. The twist ending is laugh-out-loud funny, and the message of being fearful but doing things anyway a timeless and important one. An excellent addition to any picture book collection.