Behind the book:
Learning to share friends is part of growing up and the whole concept of “best” friendship can sometimes lead to hurt feelings. I wanted to explore the ways that children deal with a couple of difficult emotional issues at once; the anxiety of sleeping over at a friend’s house plus the added insecurity of competing for that friend's attention.
"A charming, emotionally resonant exploration of the oh-so-important concept of "best friend." -
"Friendship bliss, anticipation, hurt feelings, homesickness—all are familiar to (human) kids and are all conveyed with respect and sensitivity." - The Horn Book
"Sensitive to the challenges of three-person friendships, the well-written text dramatizes Sophie’s emotions with perception and precision. Created with gouache paints, the illustrations make good use of white space and dark, shadowy grays as well as bright colors." -