Because You Are My Friend by Guido van Genechten

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This tender and moving story about growing up and expanding friendships displays the beautiful relationship between mother and child. Snowy and his mommy are best friends; they do everything together, just the two of them. Little by little, Snowy is growing up, and one day mommy teaches him a new game: making friends. Brave and full of heart, Snowy sets off in hopes someone might like to be his friend. Along the way he meets a cast of many strangers, including an unfriendly sea gull, a playful seal, a bunch of quarreling penguins, an old walrus, and a young polar bear. The soft fleece coating on Snowy and his new-found friend, and the many comforting illustrations of this gentle story convey the true meaning of friendship and love.

About Guido van Genechten

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Guido van Genechten is an illustrator and the author of several bestselling children's books, including Because I Love You So Much, The Big Baby Book, The Big Eating Book, The Big Sleep Book, Little Kangaroo, Little Snowman Stan, Mommies and Their Babies, No Ghost Under My Bed, and the Ricky series. He is the winner of the Reader's Digest Award for Best Children's Books Illustrator and the Picture Book of the Year in Holland.
Published August 1, 2011 by Clavis Publishing. 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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The penguins all want to be Snowy's friend and begin a loud squabbling that drives Snowy away.

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