© MARIA S COSTA 2015 - 2019. All rights reserved.

 

How to find a friend

 

“Rabbit and Squirrel would both love to bump into a friend. Will it ever happen or will they keep on missing each other?"

Published in Catalan, Complex Chinese, Dutch, English (in Australia, UK/IRE and USA), Korean, Simplified Chinese and Spanish.

Reviews
 
'A picture book worth finding and befriending.' Kirkus Reviews, USA
'Good fun for young children.' Booklist, USA
'Impressively original, unfailingly entertaining, and with thoroughly 'kid friendly' illustrations from beginning to end...' Midwest Book Review, USA
 
'This book tells the funniest story ever.' Kids' BookBuzz (Brian, age 6), USA
 
'A fun and engaging storytime book that details the simplicity and complications of friendship.' School Library Journal, USA
 
'Humor creates a wider age level group to enjoy the book... It is an adorable and humorous addition to a library.' Oregon Coast Youth Book Preview Center, USA
 
‘This one is always good for a giggle or two. (10+ of Our Favorite Books for 4 to 5 Year-Olds)’, Book Nerd Mommy, USA

'...fast-paced and fizzing with busy energy, perfect for your over-energetic little ones. It's a great book to accompany those who may be moving up to big school for the first time, wondering whether they're going to make new friends...' Read It Daddy, UK
'Quirky, funny and ultimately heart-warming this is a simple story of friendship and belonging. The limited colour palette is used expressively and children will love seeing the action from various points of view.' The Scotsman, UK
'Children will love the mismatch between words and pictures as well as the fact they can use the story maps at the front and back of the book to track the action ... Maria Costa’s linocut illustrations are terrific fun: her use of a limited colour palette is particularly effective...' Red Reading Hub, UK
'Children will love the pantomime appeal of this lively book, with all its ‘he’s behind you’ moments ... lovely story with its simply coloured illustrations which really stand out as being different and very appealing.' Parents in Touch, UK
'Little ones will delight in author and illustrator Maria S. Costa’s ingenious visual dual narrative ...  Costa’s funny, tender story features her distinctive linocut illustrations...' Lancashire Evening Post, UK
'One of my favourites from this year (2016) is Maria S Costa’s How to Find a Friend.', Scottish Book Trust, UK
 
'Young readers will be highly entertained ... The artwork is warm in palette, with linocut illustrations and action lines giving a vibrant feel to the story ... A funny tale that will encourage young readers to tell their own story ...' Children’s Books Ireland, Ireland
'Una maravillosa y positiva história, que nos llena de perseverancia, de saber que siempre habrá alguien mientras no perdamos la esperanza y sigamos buscando, a veces incluso má cerca de lo que creemos. Y con el que sobretodo pasaréis unos momentos muy divertidos junto con los lectores de la casa.' La nave del bebé, Spain
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