Can We Be Friends?: Unexpected Animal Friendships from around the World (Hardcover)

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By Erica Sirotich, Erica Sirotich (Illustrator)
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Description


With charming, colorful illustrations, this heartwarming picture book in rhyming text asks an age-old question—can we be friends? 

Take a journey exploring five unexpected animal friendships! This adorable picture book, based on real-life stories, showcases popular duos like Mzee the tortoise and Owen the hippo and Koko the gorilla and her kittens, as well as lesser-known ones like Kumbali the cheetah and Kago the dog. Includes backmatter. 

A list of the unlikely animal friendships from around the world and introduced to young animal fans in Can We Be Friends?:

1.       Owen the hippo and Mzee the tortoise (Kenya)

2.       Kumbali the cheetah and Kago the dog (Virginia, USA)

3.       Themba the elephant and Albert the sheep (South Africa)

4.       Koko the gorilla and kittens (California, USA)

5.       Ben the dog and Duggie the wild dolphin (Ireland)

This sweet picture book supports children as they learn about empathy and kindness.

About the Author


Erica Sirotich likes to draw, write, and make all sorts of friends. She has loved animals, and true stories about the lives of animals, since she was a little girl. Her first picture book, Found Dogs, was about shelter dogs. Can We Be Friends? collects her favorite animal stories from around the world. She is also the illustrator of the multilingual board book series, Let's Say. Erica lives in St. Petersburg, Florida, with her dog and cat friends and her husband, Mike. Visit her at www.ericasirotich.com.



Erica Sirotich likes to draw, write, and make all sorts of friends. She has loved animals, and true stories about the lives of animals, since she was a little girl. Her first picture book, Found Dogs, was about shelter dogs. Can We Be Friends? collects her favorite animal stories from around the world. She is also the illustrator of the multilingual board book series, Let's Say. Erica lives in St. Petersburg, Florida, with her dog and cat friends and her husband, Mike. Visit her at www.ericasirotich.com.

Praise For…


“‘Can you be friends with somebody who is…not at all like you?’ This cheerful account of surprising animal friendships assures readers and listeners that they can… The text is…appropriate for fledgling readers to read with an adult or on their own. Some of these stories may be familiar; others, not so widely publicized.”
Kirkus Reviews
Product Details
ISBN: 9780062941589
ISBN-10: 0062941585
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publication Date: September 1st, 2020
Pages: 32
Language: English

 

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