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Friends for Real

By Ted Staunton, Illustrated by Ruth Ohi
ISBN: 9781443175159 Pages: 32 Ages: 3-8 Dimensions: 9.761" x 9.788"
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When Emma loses Squeezy, her favourite stuffy, she tries to find another toy to replace her best-loved “pet.” It’s hard. No one else is exactly like Squeezy, and for Emma, Squeezy is perfect. But instead of finding Squeezy, Emma ends up discovering an unexpected friendship, and that two imaginations are better than one. This touching, smart story of lost-and-found treasures is a great reminder that things don’t always go as planned, but they can turn out better than expected. When Emma makes a friend in Frank, she finds what she’d been missing all along! In an equally perfect pairing, Ruth Ohi’s delightful art effortlessly brings through the layers in Ted Staunton’s nuanced text, bringing together the talents of two of Canada’s best-loved storytellers for kids.


Praise for Ted Staunton:

"Staunton's tongue-in-cheek text displays both great respect for the imagination of children and affection for his characters." (Harry and Clare’s Amazing Staycation) — Kirkus Reviews

"Ted Staunton (Morgan on Ice) is a masterful storyteller, capturing the magic of childhood play and sibling relationships with sly humor and understanding." (Harry and Clare’s Amazing Staycation) — Shelf Awareness

Praise for Fox and Squirrel:

[Fox and Squirrel is] "supremely delightful . . . a story that is effortlessly fun and profound at once." (Fox and Squirrel) — Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Jury Members Review


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