Publication Date: December 28, 2010
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Evelyn is lots of things. Circus performer. Antarctic explorer. I'm not.
Here is the perfect book for children who feel like their outgoing friend is oh-so-talented . . . and they're not. Our shy narrator lists all the things that her best friend, Evelyn, is good at—from jumping on the bed to roller skating really fast. Luckily, Evelyn points out what makes her so special: she's a one-of-a-kind true blue best friend. Robert Weinstock's hilarious illustrations wonderfully complement Pam Smallcomb's simple text, perfect for young children. This sweet depiction of friendship shows—in a completely fresh, original way—that everyone is special.
PAM SMALLCOMB grew up in the Mojave desert of Southern California. This gave her a great appreciation for two things: air conditioning and the color green. Her books include The Trimoni Twins and the Shrunken Treasure, The Trimoni Twins and the Changing Coin, The Last Burp of Mac McGerp, and Camp Buccaneer. Pam now lives in Maryland with her husband and four children. Visit her at PamSmallcomb.com.
ROBERT WEINSTOCK attended Stanford University and California College of Arts & Crafts. He is the author of Food Hates You, Too and Other Poems, Giant Meatball, Gordimer Byrd's Reminder, and Can You Dig It? He lives in Brooklyn with his wife, the film critic for Slate.com, and his young daughter. Visit him at CallMeBob.com.
Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews, December 15, 2010