A wood-working beaver is looking for companionship in this sweet picture book about loneliness, finding friendship in unexpected places, and plaid--lots and lots of plaid. Fred the beaver has just finished building a den. But not just any den. His DREAM DEN. The problem is, it's missing one small thing...a friend! And he finds exactly that in Sophia, a spectacular lumberjack who has excellent woodworking skills and is building her own dream den. But when Fred tries to say hi, disaster strikes and Sophia's den is ruined. How can Fred salvage this friendship? Is he doomed to live a life alone?
Steven Weinberg writes and illustrates kids' books about dinosaurs, mutant astronauts, snakes on rollercoasters, and more. He lives in the Catskills, New York, with his wife and two daughters, plus a washer, a dryer, a fridge, an oven, and a dishwasher.
"A beaver, a lumberjack, a lot of red plaid: A friendship story chopped out of birch is exactly what we need."--Travis Jonker, School Librarian. "Weinberg's colorful cartoon illustrations are full of bug-eyed facial expressions, clever background details, comical slapstick, and a dynamic sense of movement, along with boldly printed onomatopoeia. Themes of friendship, loneliness, cooperation, and problem solving are smartly covered in this quick read."--Booklist Online