A heartfelt picture book that explains empathy, told in simple words. Some friends need a great big hug to make them feel well. Some prefer to be alone. Some listen, others tell the most adventurous stories of the times that went before! Some friends may not want to talk about them anymore. How to Mend a Friend is a heartfelt picture book which touches on empathy, loss and friendship. At times, we all feel a little bit broken. Karl's simple text is a guide on How to Mend a Friend, whether it's a friend with a broken toy, a broken heart, a loss they can't explain or the sadness that comes when someone else eats the last cookie. Featuring a child and an imaginary animal friend, children will find it easy to relate to the story throughout, whilst learning how they might support a friend who feels sad.