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Little Hedgehog is very lonely. But then she overhears passersby talking about something that gives her hope-something called a Friend Ship!
Hedgehog imagines a ship filled with friends of all kinds, and soon she's ready to hit the open seas in a boat of her own to track it down. Along the way, she meets other lonely animals eager to join her quest.
They search north. They search south. They search east. But Hedgehog and her new friends can't find the Ship anywhere! Until she realizes she knows just where the Friend Ship is. . .
This heartwarming tale by Kat Yeh, with charming illustrations by Chuck Groenink, proves that sometimes, what you're searching for is right in front of you.
From School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2—Hedgehog overhears some woodland animals who are concerned that he looks lonely and is in need of some friendship. Thinking this is actually a ship, he goes searching in his own vessel to find it. Every time he encounters new animals, he asks if they have seen the "friend ship." No one has, but they want to tag along. Hedgehog gathers new companions on each page as he journeys along. This is a lovely tale about not realizing that the thing you long for is right in front of you. The illustrations are endearing, with muted hues and expressive faces. This title also makes for a fun play on words. The moral of the story and the sweet nature of the narrative make this a standout among books about friendship. VERDICT A strong read-aloud choice for back to school, Valentine's Day, or anytime.—Kris Hickey, Columbus Metropolitan Library, OH
About the Author
Kat Yeh grew up reading, doodling, and scribbling in Westtown, Pennsylvania. She worked for many years in advertising and sports marketing while writing children's books into the wee hours of the night. She currently lives on Long Island, and she is the author of two other picturebooks as well as the middle-grade novel
The Truth About Twinkie Pie. Visit Kat online at katyeh.com or on Twitter @yehface.
Chuck Groenink is an illustrator from the Netherlands, where he graduated from the Department of Illustration at the Artez Institute of Visual Arts. Chuck now lives with his wife and two cats in Syracuse, New York. He is the illustrator of
Santa Clauses by Bob Raczka and
The Backwards Birthday Party by Tom Chapin and John Forster, as well as two other picturebooks published in Europe. See more of his work online at chuckgroenink.com.