Friends Find a Way
- Scholastic Canada Ltd
- Initial publish date
- Sep 2023
- Friendship, Special Needs
Paperback / softback
- Publish Date
- Sep 2023
- List Price
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 3 to 7
- Grade: p to 3
Suze and Tyson are back in this heartwarming follow-up to Fast Friends.
Suze and Tyson's class is going on a field trip to the zoo, and the two fast friends are excited to see all the animals, especially the cheetahs. But when the two get separated from their class, Tyson doesn't know which way to go. But Suze does. Can she lead the way back?
A wonderful, energetic story about friendship and inclusion, which also introduces kids to concepts of non-verbal communication and reading body language.
About the authors
Heather M. O'Connor is an award-winning children's author and journalist based in Peterborough, Ontario. Her debut picture book Fast Friends (Scholastic Canada) won the Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Award, and was nominated for the Blue Spruce, Shining Willow, and IODE Jean Throop awards.
Heather's dual language picture book Runs with the Stars / WIIJIBIBAMATOON ANANGOONAN, coauthored with Darcy Whitecrow, tells the story of the Ojibwe Horse, the only Indigenous-bred horse in Canada.
She is also the author of YA soccer novel Betting Game and writes short stories, fantasy and historical fiction.
An enthusiastic speaker and teacher, Heather enjoys sharing her love of reading and writing with children, teens, and adults.
Heather M. O'Connor's profile page
CLAUDIA DÁVILA a été directrice artistique des magazines Chirp et ChickaDEE, en plus d’être l’auteure-illustratrice de la série de bandes dessinées primées The Future According to Luz et de l’album Super Red Riding Hood. Elle a également illustré l’ouvrage percutant et multi récompensé Child Soldier: When Boys and Girls Are Used in War de Michel Chikwanine et Jessica Dee Humphreys, ainsi que Viminy Crowe’s Comic Book de Marthe Jocelyn et Richard Scrimger. Claudia est née à Santiago, au Chili, et vit maintenant à Toronto avec sa famille.
Claudia Dávila is the former art director of Chirp and chickaDEE magazines, and is the author-illustrator of the award-winning graphic novel series The Future According to Luz and the picture book Super Red Riding Hood. Claudia illustrated the powerful and multi-award-winning book Child Soldier: When Boys and Girls Are Used in War by Michel Chikwanine and Jessica Dee Humphreys, Viminy Crowe's Comic Book by Marthe Jocelyn and Richard Scrimger and The Canadian Kids Guide to Outdoor Fun by Helaine Becker. Claudia was born in Santiago, Chile, and lives in Toronto, Ontario, with her husband and two children.
Praise for Fast Friends
“With a play on words and a story of friendship beyond differences, Heather M. O'Connor helps children see the importance of focusing on our commonalities which connect us rather than that which might separate us.” (Fast Friends) — CanLit for Little Canadians
“Fast Friends is engaging, and its contents will provide superb talking points about special education and difference with audiences of school-aged children as well as the adults in their lives. This book will serve as an excellent addition to classrooms, school libraries, and programs on relevant topics.” (Fast Friends) — CM: Canadian Review of Materials