Friends

  • Interest Level: Preschool - Grade 3   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

Bubble is a goldfish who swims around and around unhappily in his tank. Cat is his friend and wishes he could show him the world. One day, Cat has an idea to set Bubble free. But is Bubble ready to swim off into the world and leave his friend behind?

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-1-46770-317-8
$16.95 $12.71
978-1-46770-323-9
$26.99 $20.99
Interest Level Preschool - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Fiction, Picture Books
Copyright 2012
Publisher Andersen Press USA
Imprint Andersen Press USA
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2012-08-01
BISACS JUV039060, JUV000000
Dewey [E]
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 9.5 x 11
Guided Reading Level K
ATOS Reading Level 2.1
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 151475
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Awards, Original artwork, and Reviewed

Awards

  • Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year, Winner, 2013

Reviews

Booklist

“Picture books about unlikely friends do not get much sweeter than this story…” —Booklist

Kirkus Reviews

“The time-honored odd-couple pairing of predator and prey does a star turn in this sweet tale of friendship.Foreman’s singular watercolors give his images an inner glow that shines brightest in the artist’s glorious two-page panoramas. In terms of the characters themselves, readers will have little difficulty believing in their friendship, food chain or no food chain. More to the point, here’s a nice lesson of finding the wide world close to home.

A warm, welcoming book with a taste and tone of its very own." —Kirkus Reviews

School Library Journal

“Friendship takes precedence over adventure in this story…. Large watercolor images reflect the gentle mood.” —School Library Journal

Illustrator: Michael Foreman

Michael Foreman is an award-winning author. He has won the Kate Greenaway Medal twice and has been the UK nominee for the Hans Christian Andersen Award twice. His books are published all over the world.