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Fox and Squirrel Make a Friend

Fox and Squirrel Make a Friend

by Ruth Ohi

ISBN 9781443133203 Hardcover
32 Pages | 9.74" x 9.8" | Ages 3 to 7
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Is there room for someone else in Fox and Squirrel's friendship?

Fox and Squirrel are the best of friends. But when Yellow Bird comes along, he and Squirrel frolic high up in the treetops where Fox can't reach. Fox feels like Squirrel doesn't need him anymore. Can Squirrel help Fox see that there's room in their friendship for another?

Ruth Ohi delivers another irresistible story about the adventures of two lovable friends, told through the same spare text and expressive watercolour illustrations as Fox and Squirrel. The simple text and joyful art together deliver a heart warming tale with a subtle but profound message about the strengths of friendship, loyalty, and acceptance.

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Praise for Fox and Squirrel:

"The slightly deadpan tone, simple sentence structure, and choice of vocabulary all add to the book's read-aloud appeal . . . [a] lovely, gentle story of an unlikely friendship." —Quill & Quire

"With its colourful, humorous illustrations and warm, simple prose, Ruth Ohi's Fox and Squirrel is a charming picture book that gently delivers an important message." —CM: Canadian Review of Materials


  • Commended, Resource Links, Best of the Year, 2016
  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, 2015
  • Commended, Toronto Public Library First & Best Booklist, 2014


Rights Sold

  • Chinese Simplified - Henan Tianxing
  • Dutch - Memphis Belle
  • French (N. Amer.) - Éditions Scholastic
  • Hebrew - Steimatzky-Tchelet
  • Korean - JEI Corp
  • Turkish - Arkadas

Selling Points

  • Ruth Ohi is one of Canada's premier illustrators and writers for kids.
  • Ohi is a very effective promoter and is active in the school and library circuits.
  • The themes of tolerance and acceptance are timely and handled perfectly for the age group.
  • Kids will love the energy and joy of the growing and changing friendship


Also by
Ruth Ohi

  • Friends for Real
  • No Help Wanted!
  • Fox and Squirrel: The Best Christmas Ever
  • Scribble
  • Shh! My Brother's Napping

Contact Information

Maral Maclagan, Rights and Contracts Manager | 416-915-3524
604 King Street West, Toronto, ON, M5V 1E1

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