This is a delightful and interesting book about two young friends called Joseph and Jamal. They both come from very different backgrounds, religion and culture. Their friendship transcends these differences.
The story of this enjoyable relationship is written in a very poignant, natural and spontaneous way as it is explored by two small children finding out about each other. It deals with their acceptance of the fact that they can still be close friends although there are many areas of their lives that are different.
The children’s parents also play a positive role in supporting and helping to satisfy their innocent enquiries. The text is succinct, simple and direct. The author shows skill and sensitivity throughout the book whilst avoiding a patronising tone.
In summary the book will be a good addition to any school library and also prove useful for reading at home. The Illustrations are a combination of real photographs and artwork using bright and bold colours which help to bring the text to life.