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Because You Are My Friend
Because You Are My Friend

Because You Are My Friend



32 Pages, 9.25 x 12.75

Hardcover Picture Book, $17.95 (US $17.95) (CA $19.95)

Publication Date: August 2011

ISBN 9781605370958

Rights: US & CA

Clavis Publishing (Aug 2011)

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This tender and moving story about growing up and expanding friendships displays the beautiful relationship between mother and child. Snowy and his mommy are best friends; they do everything together, just the two of them. Little by little, Snowy is growing up, and one day mommy teaches him a new game: making friends. Brave and full of heart, Snowy sets off in hopes someone might like to be his friend. Along the way he meets a cast of many strangers, including an unfriendly sea gull, a playful seal, a bunch of quarreling penguins, an old walrus, and a young polar bear. The soft fleece coating on Snowy and his new-found friend, and the many comforting illustrations of this gentle story convey the true meaning of friendship and love.


"Children will relate to the need for encouragement when braving the world of potential playmates. . . . for libraries wanting winter friendship books to add to the typical lovey-dovey Valentine's Day fare." —School Library Journal (December 1, 2011)

Author Biography

Guido van Genechten is an illustrator and the author of several bestselling children's books, including Alex and the Tart, Flop Ear and His Friends, Ricky, and Because I love You So Much. He won the Reader's Digest Award for Best Children's Books Illustrator and the Picture Book of the Year in Holland.