How to Find a Friend

by Maria S. Costa

A sprightly picture book with blocky textured artwork from a debut author/illustrator. A wistful blue squirrel and an athletic red rabbit are each looking for a friend and missing each other by inches, although helpful bugs are trying to steer them in the right direction. A charming puzzle for the very young.

  • Format: Hardcover
  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780544926783
  • ISBN-10: 0544926781
  • Pages: 32
  • Publication Date: 04/11/2017
  • Carton Quantity: 30

About the book

A rabbit and a squirrel are alone and lonely, each wishing for a friend. Obviously they'd be perfect friends for each other. But as they go through their day, they keep missing each other, each totally oblivious to the other's presence. When they finally—and literally—bump into each other, each has found a friend at last. Young children will enjoy being smarter and more observant than these silly characters and will also rejoice at their success.

About the author
Maria S. Costa

Maria S. Costa has an M.A. degree in Children's Book Illustration from the Cambridge (England) School of Art. Her illustrations combine digital and traditional techniques. She lives in England, and How to Find a Friend is her first book.


"Young readers will find these continuing antics amusing, and will be able to predict with ease the near misses of the two animals . . . A fun and engaging storytime book that details the simplicity and complications of friendship." –SLJ 


"Good fun for young children." —Booklist 


"A picture book worth finding and befriending." —Kirkus