My Friend Gideon

Heather S. Lonczak (Author) Dusica D Dimitrovska (Illustrator)


In 'My Friend Gideon, ' a little girl named 'Becky' dreams of having a pet of her very own. When visiting a beautiful park, Becky decides to adopt a lively little frog. She names the frog 'Gideon' and tries to create the perfect habitat for him. As she considers what Gideon really needs to flourish, Becky learns many valuable lessons about empathy and respect for wildlife. In this poetic and brilliantly illustrated book, children will be both touched and entertained as they join Becky in discovering the true meaning of friendship.

Product Details

Heather S Lonczak
Publish Date
August 01, 2019
8.5 X 0.25 X 8.5 inches | 0.74 pounds
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About the Author

Heather S. Lonczak, PhD, is a psychologist, researcher and writer with expertise in youth resilience and socioemotional development. She has published numerous scholarly articles and is an award-winning children's book author. Given Dr. Lonczak's great love for animals and wildlife, many of her creative works are aimed at increasing empathy towards different animal species. She lives in Seattle with her beloved family and pets.
Heather S. Lonczak, Ph.D., is an Educational Psychologist, writer and poet who has published a number of scholarly articles primarily aimed at promoting positive youth development. She also has published several works of fiction designed to empower and entertain young readers while promoting childhood literacy. Given her love of nature, Dr. Lonczak also has completed various creative works aimed at increasing empathy toward wildlife. She lives in Seattle with her beloved husband, children, and critters.


"Heather Lonczak's poetic writing on environmental issues brings a much needed voice to efforts to protect amphibians and other threatened species. In My Friend Gideon, Heather takes the lessons learned from her own childhood experience with frogs and creates an inspiring story for the youth of today." Dr. Kerry Kriger
SAVE THE FROGS! Founder, Executive Director & Ecologist