Good friends come in all shapes and sizes - from the unlikely duo of Sophie and her Big Friendly Giant to the always-up-to-no-good Dennis and Gnasher, here are some of the most famous BFFs in Puffin books.
Charlotte and Wilbur from Charlotte’s Web
Wilbur is a lonely little pig who has no one to play with, until Charlotte, a friendly barn spider comes along. Charlotte tells Wilbur stories, sings him to sleep and makes sure the other animals don't make fun of the way he smells – he is a pig, after all!
Hetty Feather and Diamond from Diamond
Hetty meets dainty Diamond at the circus, where Diamond is a performer – a most fantastic acrobat! They quickly become the best of friends and are completely inseparable. Hetty creates a beautiful blue silk dress with ornate petticoats for Diamond and as an extra surprise, she fashions one for Maybelle, Diamond’s doll. Hetty is a calming influence for Diamond and goes above and beyond to care for her. They're not just friends, they're family.
The BFG and Sophie from The BFG
The friendship between the Big Friendly Giant and Sophie began in a rather unusual way! With the best of intentions, the BFG kidnapped Sophie, and although initially frightened, she soon realised there was more to this giant than met the eye. The unlikely duo had many peculiar adventures together, from dream-catching, eating brunch with the queen, and battling the most fearsome of giants. Despite their mismatched size, Sophie and the BFG grew to become fiercely loyal and incredibly protective of each other.
Dennis the Menace and Gnasher from The Diary of Dennis the Menace: Canine Carnage
Dennis is an expert at creating menace, and when Gnasher is involved, it's double the trouble! Dennis likes to think of himself as the 'Prankmaster General' and when the devious duo is together they’re always planning hilarious tricks and pranks. Gnasher isn't just a dog to Dennis, he's a best friend.
Docter Noel Zone and Napkin from Danger is Still Everywhere: Beware of the Dog!
As a Dangerologist, Docter Noel Zone is very aware of the dangers life holds. When he is entrusted with his sister’s dog, Napkin, he must of course firstly ensure that Napkin is not a robot, werewolf, or a zombie! As the days pass and Napkin continues to destroy the Dangerzone, Docter Noel Zone soon discovers Napkin’s extraordinary abilities. Napkin saves Dennis, his pet rock, and despite his doggy 'yap-yaps' (and his knack for peeing in the worst places!) Napkin makes his way into the Docter's heart.
James and the Ladybird from James and the Giant Peach
When James escapes the clutches of his wicked aunts, it's the Ladybird that makes him feel welcome in his new home – a extraordinary giant peach! The Ladybird always believes in James and his marvellous ideas, even when the others bugs are pessimistic. As they both journey together in the gigantic piece of fruit, the Ladybird and James develop a remarkable and truly special friendship.
Mildred and Maud from A Bad Spell for the Worst Witch
Mildred and Maud have been completely inseparable since their first year at Miss Cackle’s Academy for Witches. Maud always makes sure Mildred is safe, and when Mildred goes missing, Maud immediately knows there is foul play involved – Mildred would NEVER leave her dear cat Tabby behind. This inseparable pair stick together through thick and thin, and especially when they’re up to no good!
Mr Fox and Badger from Fantastic Mr Fox
When conniving farmers Boggis, Bunce and Bean attempt to stop the cunning Mr Fox from stealing their chickens, Mr Fox and Badger join forces to save their families and friends from starvation. Together, the pair are an unstoppable force, making sure their friends and family live safely underground together, tucked away from the reach of the farmers.
Rowley and Greg from Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules
Rowley and Greg are BFFs who love to go on adventures together. They even invent their own super-cool secret language, that only they can understand. Although Greg sometimes finds Rowley’s quirks annoying, and they definitely have their ups and downs, these two will always remain the best of friends.
Sara and Becky from A Little Princess
Sara and Becky couldn't be more different, but that doesn't mean they can't be best friends. They support each other through the toughest of times, like when Becky is (wrongly) accused of stealing or when Sara needs a shoulder to cry on. These two princesses are a team, and their friendship grows into a bond so strong, that not even Miss Minchin could separate them.