The Friend Ship

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By Kat Yeh

Illustrated by Chuck Groenink

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A fresh and heartwarming read-aloud favorite about friendship, adventure, and appreciating what you have.

When Little Hedgehog hears about a mysterious Friend Ship that can help her no longer feel lonely, she sets off on a quest to find it.

Hedgehog imagines a ship filled with friends of all kinds! How lovely!
 
She braves the open seas in a boat of her own to track the ship down, and along her journey, she meets other lonely animals eager to find the Friend Ship as well. They search north. They search south. They search east.
 
Hedgehog and her new friends can't find the Ship anywhere! Until she realizes she knows just where the Friend Ship is. . .

This comforting tale by Kat Yeh, with charming illustrations by Chuck Groenink, proves that sometimes, what you're searching for is right in front of you.

 

  • “[A] standout among books about friendship.”
    School Library Journal
  • “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.”
    The Children's Book Council
  • “Groenink’s animals radiate sweetness ... The depth and quality of the light gives the spreads a hint of the sacred—just right for this hymn to friendship.”
    Publishers Weekly
  • “Yeh makes effective use of dialogue and repetition, investing her characters with personality with just a few lines. Groenink employs sunny, warm hues that increase in saturation as the boat fills and Hedgehog becomes surrounded by friends. A sweet, simple story with a nicely offbeat heroine.”
    Kirkus Reviews

On Sale
Feb 13, 2024
Page Count
32 pages
ISBN-13
9780316545655

Kat Yeh

About the Author

Kat Yeh is the author of the critically acclaimed middle grade novel The Truth About Twinkie Pie. She grew up reading, writing, and dreaming in Westtown, Pennsylvania. She currently lives with her family on Long Island. Learn more about Kat at katyeh.com.

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Chuck Groenink

About the Illustrator

Linda Ashman is the author of William’s Winter Nap, a companion to William Wakes Up. Her more than thirty picture books have earned numerous honors and starred reviews, and have been included in the “Best of the Year” lists in the New York Times; Parenting, Child, and Cookie magazines; Bank Street College of Education; and the New York Public Library. She has taught a variety of workshops on writing for children and is the author of The Nuts and Bolts Guide to Writing Picture Books, a “how to” handbook. Linda lives with her family in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Visit her online at http://www.lindaashman.com.

Chuck Groenink (www.chuckgroenink.com) hails from an overgrown village among the peat bogs in the north of the Netherlands, where he spent his formative years climbing trees, drawing, reading, and cycling. He attended the Artez Institute of Visual Arts in Kampen, graduating from the department of illustration in 2004. He lives in Hudson, New York with his wife and two cats.

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