Best Friend in the Whole World (Hardcover)

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By Sandra Salsbury, Sandra Salsbury (Illustrator)
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This picture book has everything: humor, drama, pathos, pine cones. Roland the rabbit lives deep in the woods, all by himself, and is generally content...but sometimes he longs for a friend. Along comes Milton, a pine cone who happens to enjoy all of the same activities as Roland. But what if Milton is already someone else's Best Friend? As with Not Quite Narwhal, this is a charming book that also touches on some pretty elemental childhood concerns!

— From Rebecca


A lonely rabbit, a quiet pine cone, and their perfect bond are tested in this charming picture book about friendship, compassion, and loss. From debut author-illustrator Sandra Salsbury.

"Who is the 'Best Friend in the Whole World'? After reading this sweet, sensitive tale, children can decide for themselves." ―The New York Times

Roland lives a quiet life filled with books, music, and tea parties for one, but sometimes he feels rather lonely. When Roland finds the perfect companion in Milton (Good listener Enjoys music Also alone ), he is overjoyed. It's okay that Milton is just a pine cone; they have so much in common.

Then clues start popping up in the woods, suggesting someone else might be missing their best pine cone friend. Roland must decide if it's worth leaving someone else in their loneliness to keep Milton in his life.

In this sweet and moving picture book, debut author-illustrator Sandra Salsbury explores friendship, compassion, loss, and the transformative power of connection. Soft watercolor illustrations bring a charming forest and endearing characters to life.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781682632505
ISBN-10: 1682632504
Publisher: Peachtree Publishing Company
Publication Date: March 1st, 2021
Pages: 40
Language: English