Not Friends cover

By Rebecca Bender & Rebecca Bender

Not Friends

Giraffe and Bird are not friends. Not even a little bit. The bird pesters the giraffe with his face-making, feather-pruning, and disgusting eating habits. The giraffe annoys the bird with his bad breath, ear-swatting, and lack of respect for personal space. Of course they are always fighting. Of course they would be better off without each other. Except, it turns out, maybe they wouldn’t be.

With bold acrylic illustrations, expressive word play, and laugh-out-loud storytelling, award-winning author-illustrator Rebecca Bender delivers an odd-couple tale that is anything but your average friendship story. Satisfyingly un-sweet and uproariously irreverent, Not Friends invites thoughtful discussion about children’s relationships with each other—though first you’ll have to wait for the giggling to stop.

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Ages 3-5
ISBN: 978-1-77278-026-0
List Price: $0 CAD
Hardback with reinforced binding & with printed dust jacket
Trim Size: 8.75 x 10.69 inches / 22.225 x 27.14625cm
Pages: 32

Distributed in Canada by University of Toronto Press

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About this book

Awards and Honours

  • 2017 Booklist Star (Commended) (Canada)
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