Amy, Bella, Chloe, Daisy and Emily are friends at school and have their own Alphabet Club (just look at their initials!).
Daisy is the newest member and is desperate to fit in, even though Chloe is distinctly unfriendly to her at times. Throughout Daisy's first year at the school, the girls plan ever-more elaborate sleepover parties for their birthdays. Daisy is dreading the time when her birthday comes round as she doesn't know what her friends will make of sleeping over at her home, with her rather special older sister ...
A superb handling of the intricacies of young, female friendship and the joys and problems of having an older sister with learning disabilities, from our most accomplished and bestselling author.
About the Author
Jacqueline Wilson is one of Britain's most outstanding writers for young readers. She is the most borrowed author from British libraries and has sold over 25 million books in this country. As a child, she always wanted to be a writer and wrote her first 'novel' when she was nine, filling countless exercise books as she grew up. She started work at a publishing company and then went on to work as a journalist on Jackie magazine (which was named after her) before turning to write fiction full time. Jacqueline has been honoured with many of the UK's top awards for children's books, including the Guardian Children's Fiction Award, the Smarties Prize, the Red House Book Award and the Children's Book of the Year. She was awarded an OBE in 2002 and is the children's Laureate for 2005-2007.
About the illustrator
Nick Sharratt knew from an early age that he wanted to use his artistic skills in his career. He went to Manchester Polytechnic to do an Art Foundation course, followed by a BA (Hons) in Graphic Design at St Martin's School of Art in London. Since graduating in 1984, Nick has been working full-time as an illustrator, with his work hugely in demand for children's books. His famous collaboration with Jacqueline Wilson began with The Story of Tracy Beaker, published in 1991 and he has illustrated every one of her best-selling books published by Doubleday/Corgi since then. Nick also illustrates full-colour picture and novelty books such as Eat Your Peas (Bodley Head), written by Kes Gray, which won the 2000 Children's Book Award and Pants (David Fickling Books), written by Giles Andreae, which also won the Children's Book Award and was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal in 2003. He also writes his own picture books. Nick lives in Brighton, Sussex.
"Has all the Jacqueline Wilson hallmarks of humour, good sense and a profound realism" Independent "Highly entertaining" TES "As ever, Wilson is thought-provoking rather than preachy" Guardian "In this funny and touching story by the fantastic Jacqueline Wilson, young readers are encouraged to explore the worries of bullies, disabilities and making new friends" Waterstones Books Quarterly
For Ages: 7 - 9 years old
Number Of Pages: 112
Published: 13th March 2008
Dimensions (cm): 19.9 x 13.1 x 0.8
Weight (kg): 0.084