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About The Book

A trio of animal pals discover the beauty in making new friends in this tender and adorable picture book from Lita Judge, the beloved author-illustrator of Red Sled and Flight School.

Mouse, Elephant, and Giraffe have so much in common. They like the same games. They eat the same snacks. They don’t need anyone else! Or do they? When the group takes a chance on opening up, they discover that meeting someone new and seeing things from a new perspective can be truly wonderful.

About The Author

Photograph courtesy of the author

Lita Judge is the award-winning author and illustrator of many children’s books, including Even the Smallest Will GrowWhen You Need WingsFlight SchoolPenguin Flies Home, Red SledRed HatGood Morning to Me!Born in the Wild, and her illustrated young adult novel, Mary’s Monster. She lives with her husband, two cats, and a parrot in New Hampshire. You can visit her online at LitaJudge.com.

About The Illustrator

Photograph courtesy of the author

Lita Judge is the award-winning author and illustrator of many children’s books, including Even the Smallest Will GrowWhen You Need WingsFlight SchoolPenguin Flies Home, Red SledRed HatGood Morning to Me!Born in the Wild, and her illustrated young adult novel, Mary’s Monster. She lives with her husband, two cats, and a parrot in New Hampshire. You can visit her online at LitaJudge.com.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers (June 7, 2022)
  • Length: 40 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781534485136
  • Grades: P - 3
  • Ages: 4 - 8

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Raves and Reviews

"This is a whimsical picture book with illustrations reminiscent of the artwork in Sam McBratney’s beloved Guess How Much I Love You? . . . The bright illustrations match the optimistic tone of the narrative as it offers children a valuable moral . . . The book is paced well and young readers will enjoy the repetition as each new friend is added to the group. Simple language and short pages make this an ideal read aloud for preschool and early elementary children."

 

– School Library Journal

"Judge's signature lively, detailed watercolor illustrations depict the cute, expressive animals, their interactions, and their frolicsome activities with amusing, touching details."

– Booklist

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