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by Amy Krouse Rosenthal Illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld

Friends shape who we are. They make us laugh. They fill us with fun. They stand by us during life's up and downs. Even when our friends disagree with us, if they're tried and true, they don't stay bent out of shape for long. That's the beauty of a good buddy. This joyous book rejoices in the simple beauties of friendship and reminds readers of all ages that it's good to have a group of pals.

3, 4, 5
Interest Level
Grades PreK - K
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading
Scholastic Inc.
Book Type
Read-Aloud Book
Number of Pages

About the Author and Illustrator

Amy Krouse Rosenthal Amy Krouse Rosenthal is the author of the memoir "Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life" and the children's books "Cookies: Bite-Size Life Lessons", illustrated by Jane Dyer; "One of Those Days", illustrated by Rebecca Doughty; and "Little Pea", illustrated by Jen Corace.
Tom Lichtenheld Tom Lichtenheld illustrated the children's book Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site, written by Sherri Duskey Rinker, which was a #1 New York Times bestseller. He lives in Chicago. Find out more at

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