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Everybody Needs a Buddy

Written by Ellen Jackson and illustrated by Maddie Frost
Published by Little Simon
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Everybody needs a buddy, whether clean or green or muddy! Everybody needs a friend, true and blue who’s not pretend. If a baby’s on the ground, elephants will gather round. Trying hard to help him stand, friendly trunks can lend a hand. This charming board book about friendship highlights the ways animals care for each other! Sweet, silly, and all true, these friendships are described in ways that children will understand. With perfect rhyming text from Ellen Jackson and bright illustrations from Maddie Frost, it’s very clear: everybody needs a buddy!

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Who Wrote Everybody Needs a Buddy

Ellen Jackson

Ellen Jackson is the award-winning author of more than fifty-five fiction and nonfiction books for children, including The Mysterious Universe (a Golden Kite honor book) and Earth Mother (which garnered three starred reviews). She lives with her husband and dog in Santa Barbara, California.

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Who Illustrated Everybody Needs a Buddy

Maddie Frost

MADDIE FROST quickly discovered a love and talent for scanning paper then digitally cutting the pieces into layers. Her results are rich and textured, whimsical and fun, and oh-so-perfect for young readers. Maddie lives outside of Boston with her husband and her dog. Visit

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Publication Date:
October 15, 2019