Pearl Barley and Charlie Parsley

How can Pearl Barley and Charlie Parsley be such goods friends? They’re different in almost every way…

A delightfully uplifting tale about self-belief, courage - and above all - the power of friendship.

Reviews 
It will be remembered for its quirkiness, cleverness and, most importantly, its celebration of difference
Children’s Book Council Judging Panel 2008
Given the limitations, it’s sometimes amazing just how much can be conveyed in a single picture book
Sunday Age
A timeless and beautiful story about friendship and love
Herald Sun
* Starred Review: Make sure to note Charlie’s wonderfully expressive eyebrows; they, like this book, stand out
Kirkus Reviews
Awards 
Winner
Book Of The Year – Early Childhood
Children’s Book Council Awards 2008
Winner
Book Of The Year
The USA Teacher’s Choice Awards 2010
Selected
Notable Book List of 2008
The Smithsonian Institute USA
Selected
National Read Aloud Book
Literacy and Numeracy Week 2012
Shortlisted
The Patricia Wrightson Award For Children’s Literature
NSW Premier’s Literary Awards
Shortlisted
The Children’s Peace Literature Prize 2009
Shortlisted
The CBCA Crighton Award for Illustration 2008
Shortlisted
The Children’s Choice Awards 2009