cover image Everyone Needs a Friend

Everyone Needs a Friend

Sophie Piper, illus. by Caroline Williams, Lion (IPG, dist.), $5.99 (12p) ISBN 978-0-7459-6225-2

This heart-shaped book uses simple phrases to celebrate friendship. A sand-colored bunny pushes a striped kitty on a pink and purple swing ("A friend for play"), while a purple panda sits, unhappy, with a little mouse at his side ("A friend who stays when you are sad"). Readers exploring new friendships will readily grasp the basics of what they're all about. Available simultaneously: Everyone Needs a Kiss; Everyone Needs a Hug; and Everyone Needs Love. Up to age 3. (Mar.)