WHEN THE WORLD IS FULL OF FRIENDS by Gillian Shields / Book Review #WhenTheWorldIsFullOfFriends

By: Gillian Shields
Illustrated by: Anna Currey
Published by: Bloomsbury
Released on: February 20th, 2018
Ages: 3 & up
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Rating: 5 Owlets 
A bound arc of this book was provided by the publisher in exchange for my honest review

When the world 
is full of friends,
the fun and laughter
never ends.

Albert, Tom, Flossie, and Pipkin love to play. And while they have fun inventing games together, their biggest wish is to have friends to share them with. One day, something magical happens. A family of squirrels moves in across the stream! They could be the perfect friends–but how will they cross the stream?

With a little help from Father Rabbit, Albert, Tom, Flossie, and Pipkin will discover just how wonderful it is when the world is full of friends. This touching story from the revered team behind When the World Is Ready for Bed and When the World Was Waiting for You will warm the hearts of readers young and old.


A simplistic story about friendship, imagination, teamwork, and plenty of outdoor play. This adorable story about a family of bunnies who discovers there are a new family of squirrels that moved in across the stream. With no way to get to them to play, the siblings use their imagination, and team work to come up with a solution. We loved the timeless, beautiful illustrations that made this story easily come to life. This book would make a great read aloud for story time reading.