The Friend Ship
This gorgeous debut picture book is illustrated by Chuck Groenink, and a real heart-warmer.
Little Hedgehog is very lonely. But then she overhears passersby talking about something that gives her hope-something called a Friend Ship!
Hedgehog imagines a ship filled with friends of all kinds, and soon she’s ready to hit the open seas in a boat of her own to track it down. Along the way, she meets other lonely animals eager to join her quest.
They search north. They search south. They search east. But Hedgehog and her new friends can’t find the Ship anywhere! Until she realizes she knows just where the Friend Ship is. . .
This heartwarming tale by Kat Yeh, with charming illustrations by Chuck Groenink, proves that sometimes, what you’re searching for is right in front of you.
World rights: Disney-Hyperion (December 2016)
Amazon Editors Pick for December 2016
2016-2017 Kids’ Indie Next List
Kat Yeh’s debut MG novel, THE TRUTH ABOUT TWINKIE PIE, was a BEA Buzz Panel selection and published in 2014 with Little, Brown. THE WAY TO BEA will follow in 2017.
She is also the author of several picture books, including THE FRIEND SHIP, which publishes in 2016. YOU’RE LOVABLE TO ME (Random House, 2009) and THE MAGIC BRUSH: A Story of Love, Family, and Chinese Characters (Walker, 2011) were earlier titles. She lives very close to the water, in a village in Long Island, NY.