Will You Be My Friend?

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

Bush Baby is so lonely—nobody wants to be her friend. Giraffe thinks she’s too small. She’s not pink enough for Flamingo. Lion, however, thinks she is just right to be his friend. And he’d never be so rude as to eat a friend, thank you very much. Is Bush Baby very brave, very foolish, or just very, very lonely?

Learn to never judge a book by its cover in award-winning Russell Ayto’s laugh-out-loud tale of friendship and acceptance.

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Interest Level Preschool - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Picture Books
Category Diverse Books: Celebrating Differences , Diversity, SEL: C Social Awareness, SEL: D Relationship Skills, Social Emotional Learning
Copyright 2020
Publisher Andersen Press USA
Imprint Andersen Press USA
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2021-09-07
Text Type Fiction
BISACS JUV002340, JUV039060, JUV039220
Dewey [Fic]
Dimensions 9.5 x 9.5
Lexile 440
Features Original artwork and Reviewed


Kirkus Reviews

“A fine friendship fable with a funny close.”—Kirkus Reviews

Author: Russell Ayto

Russell Ayto loves the chance to be creative and use his imagination to make characters come to life. He has illustrated many picture books, been shortlisted for many awards, and won the 2008 inaugural Roald Dahl Funny Prize.