A RED HOUSE ‘PICK OF THE YEAR’ BOOK
"A beautiful exploration of childhood friendship. Hopgood’s illustrations catch all the emotions... from despair to delight" INIS MAGAZINE
“Endearing, bright and witty” THE BOOKSELLER
"The importance of friendship is movingly captured in this touching story told with absolute simplicity" JULIA ECCLESHARE, LOVEREADING4KIDS.CO.UK
"Hilarious illustrations convey the ups and downs of friendship, which are also beautifully communicated in the deadpan text" BOOKTRUST
"A heart-warming story...Beautiful and vivid illustrations" MATERNITY & INFANT
"Warm-hearted, superbly illustrated story about the ups and downs of friendship" EYE
"Bold, characterful illustrations" ANGELS AND URCHINS MAGAZINE
"A lovely heart-warming message about friendship" THE BOOKBAG
"Bold images work effectively bringing gentle humour to Hopgood’s deadpan telling" JILL BENNETT, RED READING HUB
"Deals deftly with a classic childhood situation with humour and keen observation” ZOE TOFT, PLAYINGBYTHEBOOK.NET
A BOOKABOO BOOK, SERIES 3, EPISODE 6, ITV
A CBEEBIES BOOK AT BEDTIME, BBC
Are you a Ping? or a Pong type of person? I’m definitely one of life’s Pings! Ping and Pong are based on me and my best friend Peter from junior school who was good at everything he did. He wasn’t a show-off, but just seemed to pick things up really easily, like learning to play the piano, football, cricket, tennis, swimming, singing, stilt-walking, even maths. And then there was me! My skills included being so hopelessly bad at all of the above as to make everyone laugh. Although I was always good at drawing, which turned out to be rather handy!
Click here to watch James Keylon and Bookaboo read Ping And Pong Are Best Friends Mostly for CBC.