The Word for Friend
The Word for Friend
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The Word for Friend

Written and illustrated by Aidan Cassie
Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Prices as of Jul 27

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From author/illustrator Aidan Cassie, the creator of Sterling, Best Dog Ever and Little Juniper Makes It Big!, comes The Word for Friend, an adorable and timely picture book story about ways to welcome, friendship, and overcoming language barriers that will connect classmates and cultures alike. Kemala the pangolin is sure she’s going to make friends at her new school in her new country. After all, Kemala loves to talk. The kids at school like talking, too–but their words are all different. This country speaks a language Kemala doesn’t know. At first, no one understands Kemala either. This realization makes her curl into a little ball, like most pangolins do when they’re nervous. But a classmate helps draw her out with an art project that doubles as a vocabulary exchange. Soon, Kemala is learning the most universal language of all: friendship.

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    "Delightful and heartwarming, this read-aloud performs like a welcoming embrace. Brava, amiko!"

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Book Details

ISBN
9780374310462
Publication Date
June 16, 2020
Reading Age
4 - 8 years
Lib. of Congress (LCCN)
2019948803
WorldCat Number (OCLC)
1158542010
ASIN/ISBN 10
0374310467

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