This time, when cousin Opal comes to visit Woodcock Pocket, she brings a new friend, Daphne. Daphne can stand on one leg the longest, hold her breath the longest, and play a perfect violin concerto. Opal thinks Daphne is the best at everything. But when Opal has to save Daphne from a scary spider, she learns her new friend isn't the best at everything, and realizes what being a real friend is all about.
Holly Hobbie has worked as an artist for nearly forty years and has also illustrated her own version of Hansel and Gretel and the classic poem The Night Before Christmas. She is the author of eleven acclaimed, bestselling Toot & Puddle picture books as well as Gem, Fanny, Fanny & Annabelle, and Everything but the Horse.