You Are Not My Friend, But I Miss You (Hardcover)

By Daniel Kirk

Abrams Books for Young Readers, 9781419712364, 32pp.

Publication Date: September 23, 2014

List Price: 16.95*
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When two friends—a sock monkey and a plush toy dog—get into an argument during playtime, Monkey gets his feelings hurt and proclaims, “You are not my friend!” But when he takes his ball to find someone new to play with, he quickly learns that maybe he hasn’t been a very good friend, either.
Bestselling author/illustrator Daniel Kirk uses bold and humorous illustrations to convey the important message that sharing and other acts of friendship are two-way streets.

Praise for You Are Not My Friend, But I Miss You
"Kirk’s skillfully paced mix of vignettes, close-ups and long shots guide readers smoothly through this emotional odyssey."
--Kirkus Reviews

His frequent use of bold, large-scale drawing captures Monkey’s equally outsize temperament, while the emphatic, minimal text is subtly poignant and supremely performable."
--Publishers Weekly

About the Author

Daniel Kirk is the bestselling author and illustrator of the beloved Library Mouse series as well as a number of picture books and novels for young readers. He lives in Glen Ridge, New Jersey.

Praise For You Are Not My Friend, But I Miss You

"The digitized pen-and-ink illustrations add depth and texture to the story. The series of gracefully crafted spreads eloquently portrays the ups and downs of Monkey’s emotional journey. Young readers will identify with the plush, huggable characters and sympathize with Monkey as he struggles to sort out his feelings."

"...children will relate to Monkey's epiphany that it takes two to share."

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