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My Best Friend

Written by Julie Fogliano and illustrated by Jillian Tamaki
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Publisher Summary

New York Times bestselling author Julie Fogliano and Caldecott Honor winner Jillian Tamaki come together to tell a delightful story of first friendship.

she is my best friend i think i never had a best friend so i’m not sure but i think she is a really good best friend because when we were drawing she drew me and i drew her.

What is a best friend, if not someone who laughs with you the whole entire day, especially when you pretend to be a pickle? This pitch-perfect picture book is a sweetly earnest, visually stunning celebration of the magic of friendship.

What Kind of Book is My Best Friend

making friends
Illustration Style:
digital media

Quotes from My Best Friend

  • "she laughed for the whole entire day / especially when / i pretended to be a pickle / she really really liked that"
  • "she is my best friend / i think / i’ve never had a best friend / so i’m not sure"

What Questions Should I Ask My Child

  • This pair of best friends spends the day laughing, eating ice cream, drawing, and more. What are your favorite activities to do with your best friend?

  • The girls in this story easily become friends—best friends, in fact—before they even know each other’s names. What makes someone a good friend? What qualities do you especially like in a friend?

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Who Wrote My Best Friend

Julie Fogliano

Julie Fogliano is the New York Times–bestselling author of And Then It’s Spring and If You Want to See a Whale, as well as the poetry collection, When Green Becomes Tomatoes. Recipient of the 2013 Ezra Jack Keats Award, her books have been translated into more than ten languages. Julie lives in the Hudson Valley with her husband and three children. When she is not folding laundry or wondering what to make for dinner, she is staring out the window waiting for a book idea to fly by.

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Who Illustrated My Best Friend

Jillian Tamaki

Jillian Tamaki is an illustrator and comics artist. She won both a Printz Honor and a Caldecott Honor for the graphic novel This One Summer, which she co-created with Mariko Tamaki. Jillian lives in Toronto, Ontario, where she makes illustrations for magazines, newspapers, websites, and books.

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Julie Fogliano's Book Dedication

for my sissy, my first best friend. and for min, who made our charlie’s angels complete.

Jillian Tamaki's Book Dedication

thank you: JF, the s&s team, SM, MDF, and ST

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Book Details

ISBN 10:
ISBN 13:
Publication Date:
March 3, 2020
Text Details:
The text for this book was set in Cormorant Garamond.
Illustration Details:
The illustrations for this book were digitally rendered.