Blog Tour, Book Review, Picture Books

The Perfect Fit by Naomi Jones & James Jones (Blog Tour)

The Perfect Fit is the perfect combination of Maths and PSHCE wrapped up in a colourful, friendly picture book. Inspired by their eldest son trying to make friends at nursery, Naomi and James Jones have created an engaging book so many children (and parents) will be able to relate to.

Triangle is desperate to have fun with his friends. All the circles, squares and hexagons are very kind but he just doesn’t quite fit in. He feels out of place, awkward and sad until the stars step in and point him in the right direction.

There is so much to learn from this story. Awareness of shapes is reinforced on every page while messages of community, acceptance and friendship shine through. Young readers will see that their feelings matter and how important it is to make everyone feel included as they play together. Making friends isn’t always easy but when we try, the reward is amazing! We might not all look the same on the outside but, inside, we all want a friend.

The Perfect Fit has been written for readers age 2+. It is perfect for all early years settings as well as reading at home.

Thank you to Oxford University Press and Liz Scott PR for this fantastic book!

About the authors:

Naomi and James Jones have teamed up to write and illustrate their debut picture book, The Perfect Fit, a charming and playful story about a triangle trying to find its place in the world.

Both an entertaining and imaginative exploration of shapes, and a joyous tale of individuality and inclusion, the book has struck a chord across the globe, with publishing teams from nine different territories, including the US, France and China, already snapping up rights.

The Perfect Fit marks the first collaboration between husband-and-wife team, Naomi and James Jones. Naomi, a freelance editor and children’s book reviewer, met James in 2009, whilst they both worked at Orion Publishing Group. Naomi always harboured a dream of becoming an author, and found that family life with James and their two boys offered a new source of inspiration:

Naomi says: “When our son started nursery aged three, he really struggled with fitting in. I was inspired to write The Perfect Fit to show him that even though we don’t always look the same, or act the same as everyone else, we always have more in common than we think.”

James is an award-winning Art Director & Designer who freelances for publishers all over the world, and whose work has been recognised by AIGA (American Institute of Graphic Arts), Type Directors Club, Design Observer and the ABCD (The Academy of British Cover Design) awards amongst others.

Combining James’ unique illustrations and Naomi’s spirited text, The Perfect Fit will capture the imagination of young children who will delight in spotting and naming their favourite shapes and colours. It is an endlessly entertaining picture book which is ideal for sharing again and again, and which also provides parents with a positive story about conforming and belonging.

Peter Marley, Senior Commissioning Editor at Oxford Children’s said: “The Perfect Fit is clever, stylish and fun. It’s irresistibly charming, and young children just beginning to recognise and enjoy playing with shapes will be instantly intrigued by the story. Furthermore, it also contains such an important message about acceptance and inclusion.”

‘And even though Triangle wasn’t exactly the same as everyone else, it was still a perfect fit.’

Click on the cover below to find out more or purchase on-line from Amazon.

Click on the cover below to find out more or purchase on-line from Waterstones.

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