"Do you want to be my friend?" asks the lonely little mouse. He follows a tail, but all he finds at its end is a rather unfriendly horse. The little mouse just wants someone to play with — but he'll have to follow a lot of tails before he can find just the right companion. This classic tale of friendship tracks a small gray mouse's search for the perfect pal. He asks various animals the same question: "Do you want to be my friend?" But it's not until he meets another mouse that he is answered with a heartwarming "Yes!" Fans of The Secret Birthday Message and The Mixed-Up Chameleon will delight in this ingenious picture book by Eric Carle. Do You Want to Be My Friend? was selected as an ALA Notable Children's Book, a Library of Congress Children's Book Pick, and a Book World Spring Book Festival Honor Book. It supports the Common Core State Standards. Especially written for the pre-reading child, this alluring tale is told almost entirely without words and teaches basic skills of reading readiness.