Lizard Walinsky by Roberta Baker

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izard, whose real name is Elizabeth, and Spider, whose real name is Simon, are best friends.They know that they can depend on each other. But when first grade starts and Spider has to go to a different school, Lizard doesn't think she can go on without him. Here is a touching story about making new friends-and why true friends will never become extinct. Lighthearted illustrations from Debbie Tilley bring humor to ease those first-day-of-school jitters!

About Roberta Baker

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Debbie Tilley has illustrated numerous children's books, including E is for Elisa, Summer with Elisa, and No Ordinary Olive. When she's not working on a book, she employs her artistic talent coloring with her young daughter, who lives with her in Escondido, California.
Published June 1, 2004 by Little, Brown Young Readers. 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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But when summer ends, Lizard and Spider are sent to different schools and a desolate Lizard faces first grade on her own—until she meets Samantha, a.k.a.

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Lizard and Spider stretch on the ground imitating pythons and rattlesnakes, the kitchen wallpaper is decorated with bacon and eggs, and Spider's bed sports a blue spider canopy.

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