Synopses & Reviews
When two friendsandmdash;a sock monkey and a plush toy dogandmdash;get into an argument during playtime, Monkey gets his feelings hurt and proclaims, andldquo;You are not my friend!andrdquo; But when he takes his ball to find someone new to play with, he quickly learns that maybe he hasnandrsquo;t been a very good friend, either.Bestselling author/illustrator Daniel Kirk uses bold and humorous illustrations to convey the important message that sharing and other acts of friendship are two-way streets.
Praise for You Are Not My Friend, But I Miss You
andquot;Kirkandrsquo;s skillfully paced mix of vignettes, close-ups and long shots guide readers smoothly through this emotional odyssey.andquot;
andquot;His frequent use of bold, large-scale drawing captures Monkeyandrsquo;s equally outsize temperament, while the emphatic, minimal text is subtly poignant and supremely performable.andquot;
"Naturalistic vignettes and full-page scenes show Sam at work or imagining, as well as an active library. The titles of the books around him add to the fun." Children's Literature
* “Rabbit and Pig join the ranks of duos that grapple with the intricacies of friendship—and impressively stand out. . . . Kirk gets the comic timing just right. . . . Although great for reading aloud, put this at the top of the list for using as a springboard for creative writing or a discussion starter about what qualities make a good friend.”
andquot;The digitized pen-and-ink illustrations add depth and texture to the story. The series of gracefully crafted spreads eloquently portrays the ups and downs of Monkeyandrsquo;s emotional journey. Young readers will identify with the plush, huggable characters and sympathize with Monkey as he struggles to sort out his feelings.andquot;
andquot;...children will relate to Monkeyand#39;s epiphany that it takes two to share.andquot;
andquot;[A]nthropomorphic touches, like Rabbitandrsquo;s scarf and Bearandrsquo;s ball cap, give the characters a bit of personality, while the drab (but brightening) palette evokes the dissipating gloom of springandrsquo;s earliest days.andquot;
andquot;In a pleasing nod to young readersand#39; enjoyment, the text makes good use of repetition and pattern...[t]he animals are appealing in their appearances and in their obvious devotion to one anotherandmdash;even to the Eeyore-like Rabbit.andquot;
andquot;A fun and engaging addition to seasonal collections.andquot;
A small creature offers his big voice for aspiring authors everywhere.
Every child can be a writer and Library Mouse shows them how!
Beloved children's books author and illustrator Daniel Kirk wonderfully brings to life the story of Sam, a library mouse. Sam's home was in a little hole in the wall in the children's reference books section, and he thought that life was very good indeed. For Sam loved to read. He read picture books and chapter books, biographies and poetry, and ghost stories and mysteries. Sam read so much that finally one day he decided to write books himself!
Sam shared his books with other library visitors by placing them on a bookshelf at night. Until there came the time that people wanted to meet this talented author. Whatever was Sam to do?
The joy of reading, writing, and sharing is brought to life in this warmhearted tale.
Sam is a mouse who lives in a library and loves to make up and write his own stories. When he leaves his stories in different parts of the library, humans find the stories and want to know who the writer is. Full color.
Celebrated writer and illustrator Daniel Kirk brings to life the joys of reading, writing, and sharing in this all-new Library Mouse
adventure. Sam the library mouse loves to write, and the children love his little books, which he leaves on the library shelves for them to find. But no one at the library has ever met him. When Tom canand#8217;t find a partner for a book-making assignment and finds Samand#8217;s secret hole behind the childrenand#8217;s reference section, will the pair be able to work together, or will Samand#8217;s secret identity be spoiled forever? A heartwarming tale about collaboration and creative ambitions, this book will enchant any young aspiring author or illustrator.
Rabbit just adores his friend Pig. So he is excited to make a list of all the things he loves about Pig. And who better to help him write the list than Pig himself? But Pig is busy, and keeps sending Rabbit away. But no matter what Pig does, Rabbit is inspired to add another thing to his list. When Pig says, “Rabbit, I'm starting to lose my patience!” Rabbit has #6—“I love Pig because he’s not afraid to show his feelings!” Fortunately, Pig’s dwindling patience is rewarded when Rabbit completes his list—and the two realize exactly why they are such good pals.
Rabbit and Pig’s clever back-and-forth shows the funny ways friends bounce ideas and feelings off each other.
Fans of Mo Willems' Elephant and Piggie will enjoy Rabbit and Pigs clever back-and-forth which shows the funny ways friends bounce ideas and feelings off each other.
Rabbit just adores his friend Pig. So he is excited to make a list of all the things he loves about Pig. And who better to help him write the list than Pig himself? But Pig is busy, and keeps sending Rabbit away. But no matter what Pig does, Rabbit is inspired to add another thing to his list. When Pig says, Rabbit, I'm starting to lose my patience!” Rabbit has #6I love Pig because hes not afraid to show his feelings!” Fortunately, Pigs dwindling patience is rewarded when Rabbit completes his listand the two realize exactly why they are such good pals.
Spring is in the air! Bear, Bird, and Mouse are all excited that winter snows are melting away, but their friend Rabbit is not. There are too many things about winter that Rabbit adores, and spring just seems to spell trouble. His friends offer an abundance of reasons to love spring and the changing seasons, but will Rabbit listen?
Daniel Kirk has written a lively and humorous tale with the gentle message that change can be fun.
About the Author
Daniel Kirk has illustrated a number of popular books for children.