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;
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;The illustrations are attractively composed, with textural highlights and speckles of snow in dark blue skies...Library Mouse fans will enjoy this peripheral extension of the series.andquot;
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.
When Father Mouse is awakened on Christmas Eve by a clatter outside his window, he catches a glimpse of the one and only Santa Claus! Father Mouse can hardly believe his eyes as he watches St. Nick come down the chimney with a pack full of toys. In this amusing twist on the classic poem by Clement C. Moore, Daniel Kirk reimagines the story from a fresh perspectiveandmdash;and readers of Kirkandrsquo;s Library Mouse series may discover a familiar friend, too!
About the Author
Daniel Kirk has illustrated a number of books for children. Library Mouse was given a starred review by Booklist magazine, which called it and#147;a show-stopper.and#8221; Daniel lives in Glen Ridge, New Jersey, with his wife and three children. For more information about him, visit his Web site: www.danielkirk.com.