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This beautiful picture book depicts the everyday life of a lonely little girl whose home life is empty—apart from her parents' arguments—and whose school life is overshadowed by bullies. The comfort she finds from her secret friend Aldo is heartwarming. John Burninham is the author of Borka, Granpa, and Oi! Get Off Our Train.
Paperback, 32 pages
Published June 1st 1993 by Red Fox (first published 1991)
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ABC
Apr 24, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: younger-kids
I basically liked this book about a girl with a special rabbit friend (an invisible friend, I believe, but I don't think the book uses these words.) It is especially good for only children.

However, it makes a huge mistake when she constantly says that Aldo is kept a secret. The idea that kids are encouraged to keep their special friends a secret rubs me the wrong way. (What if their special friend is a pedophile?)
Julie
Jul 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
Aldo is a sparsely written, poetic story about how a girl copes with her loneliness and deals with bullying. It will be especially helpful to children dealing with these issues, enforcing that they are not alone. It is a lovely story that doesn't offer any "easy solutions". Rather, it offers empathy and understanding, and encourages children to be persistent and resilient in the face of adversity. Nicely handled, with adorable illustrations.
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Married to Helen Oxenbury They have one son and two daughters.

John Burningham was born in 1936 in Farnham, Surrey, and attended the alternative school, Summerhill. In 1954 he spent two years travelling through Italy, Yugoslavia and Israel, working at a variety of jobs.

From 1956-1959, he studied at the Central School of Art, after which he designed posters fo
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