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The Fruit Salad Friend
The Fruit Salad Friend

The Fruit Salad Friend

Recipe for A True Friend

By Maria Dismondy, Illustrated by Kathryn Selbert



32 Pages, 9 x 9

Formats: Paperback Picture Book

Paperback Picture Book, $10.95 (US $10.95) (CA $14.95)

Publication Date: March 2018

ISBN 9780997608526

Rights: WOR

Cardinal Rule Press (Mar 2018)

Price: $10.95


A heartwarming story for kids discovering the ins and outs of friendship

Chloe loves going to school, but lately something is different. She has all the ingredients of a great friend and still wonders, "What do you do when friends don't treat you with kindness?" Find out how this brave girl navigates the trials and tribulations that pop up on her way to discovering the recipe for lasting friendship. This children's picture book gives boys and girls a realistic framework on how to handle challenging situations that commonly occur in friendships.


"Written by teachers - who clearly understand playground dynamics - the message here is that you're not alone." —Real Simple Magazine

Author Biography

When Maria Dismondy was a little girl she was teased for her curly hair and favorite lunch-box fare, spaghetti in a hot dog bun. Many moons later, these and other real-life moments continue to fuel what is now her critically acclaimed children's book writing career. Maria has penned nine books featuring topics that range from anti-bullying to overcoming adversity, to friendship trials and tribulations, and beyond. Maria is dedicated to empowering those around her through her roles as author, teacher, public speaker, community leader, and friend.