All Max wants is a friend who is just like him. So, he’s excited when Jun and his family move in next door. But when Jun sneezes, he says ‘HAKUSHON!’ – a very different sound to the ‘AH CHOO!’ that Max makes. So, Max picks up a fluffy feather and makes his way through the playground, looking for a friend who sounds just like him when they sneeze. But Fleur from France says ATCHOUM! Misha from Russia says APCHKI! Laura from Norway says ATSJO! And so on!
After searching high and low, Max decides that sneezes must be like people – different, but the same. And that perhaps friends can be different but the same too.
Categories: Early Learners, Picture-Books, New Zealand Children’s Books
Reading Age: 3 to 7 years
RRP: Paperback picture-book NZ$21.99
Published in NZ by Bateman Books