Alex & Alex: Win this sweet book about friendships and falling out

We've got five copies of this adorable book for very little ones to give away.

Alex and Alex are the very best of friends. They love playing together, dressing up and building things - but they also have some differences. Alex likes to sit quietly and listen to music whilst Alex likes kicking a ball around. Alex likes things to be neat and tidy, and Alex is very messy!

They like each other very much, but one day, a trip to the museum goes awry and they both need some time apart... luckily best friends always make up in the end!

This adorable, gentle picture book for children aged 2+ is a perfect introduction to tolerance and difference. Ziggy Hanaor's simple text and Ben Javens' bright, bold illustrations are so much fun to share together. Both the main characters are depicted as gender neutral and equally enjoying a variety of activities together that might be associated with typically 'boy' and girl' things.

For the chance to win one of five copies of Alex & Alex, simply answer the question below and leave your details by the closing date of 11pm on Wednesday 6 October 2021.

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Terms and conditions

1. Participants must be at least 18 years old to enter.

2. To enter the competition, you must be a resident of England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland. 

3. The competition is not open to employees (or members of their immediate families) of BookTrust.

4. Only one entry per person.

5. Entries must be submitted by 11pm on Wednesday 6 October 2021.

6. There will be five winners selected at random (from all eligible entries).

7. If a chosen winner does not respond to correspondence within one week, a new winner will be selected.

8. Our decision will be final, and no correspondence will be entered into.

9. The prize will not be transferable to another person.

10. No part of the prize is exchangeable for cash or any other prize.

11. The prize is run by BookTrust of G8 Battersea Studios, 80 Silverthorne Road, Battersea, London SW8 3HE. However, the prize will be sent out by a third party and by entering you acknowledge that your details will be passed on to them, solely for the purposes of administering this competition.

12. Prizes will be sent out to winners by post. However, BookTrust cannot be held responsible for any prizes lost, damaged or stolen after they have been sent.

13. Where a third party is supplying a prize, BookTrust accepts no responsibility for inaccuracy of any prize description, and the third party is responsible for prize fulfilment.

14. By entering you are agreeing to the terms and conditions in our privacy statement.

15. BookTrust reserves the right to amend the competition end date at any time.

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