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About the Author
Larissa Theule grew up in five different countries and learned firsthand the joy and adventure of making new friends. She has an MFA in Writing for Children from Vermont College of the Fine Arts and is the author of FAT & BONES: AND OTHER STORIES. Larissa now lives in Southern California with her family and dog, whose playfulness reminds her of Goat.
Gianna Marino is the author and illustrator of many books for, including Too Tall Houses, Night Animals, and If I Had a Horse. Even though the world sometimes seems very large, Gianna has managed to explore much of it. She lives in Northern California where she illustrates full time and dreams of her next adventure around the world.
"The story is serious about its shift from glum to optimistic, but the background colors and the animals' humorous expressions keep it light throughout--anyone who's needed this kind of intervention will relate." --Kirkus Reviews
"The point is well taken: new acquaintances can help 'the world feel not so-hot . . . Nor so small.'" --Publishers Weekly
"Joyful. . . . Join to titles like Karen Hesse's Come On, Rain! (1999) or Nina Crews' One Hot Summer Day (1995) for a storytime heat wave." --Booklist
"Great for sharing one-on-one or in a storytime on how to make friends." --School Library Journal