cover image That's What Friends Are for

That's What Friends Are for

Florence Parry Heide, Sylvia Van Clief. Candlewick Press (MA), $15.99 (40pp) ISBN 978-0-7636-1397-6

Caldecott Honor Book artist Holly Meade (Hush!) creates a new look for That's What Friends Are For by Florence Parry Heide and Sylvia Van Clief, originally published in 1968. In this cumulative tale, Theodore the elephant hurts his leg and cannot go to meet his cousin. All his friends give him useless advice-the bird suggests Theodore fly; the crab that he grow a new leg-until the opossum explains that friends are for more than giving advice, and offers a practical solution. Meade's jungle-bright watercolor washes and cut-paper collages add warmth and humor to her inventive compositions. .