I just ate my friend. He was a good friend. But now he is gone. Would you be my friend?
A hilarious story about the search for friendship and belonging… and maybe a little bit about the importance of impulse control…
The search for a true friend is something everyone can relate to – from the very young to the very old.
CBCA Book of the Year, Crichton Award for New Illustrators, 2018.
Published by Allen&Unwin
‘Funny and fun, this is a book that will have you and the kids sharing a laugh. But there are also some masterfully camouflaged messages in this story about relationships and the challenges of the ever-changing rules of schoolyard friendship.’
KIDS’ BOOK REVIEW
‘This is a wonderfully silly book with delightfully quirky illustrations that capture the mood of the story perfectly. It’s the sort of all-round quality that makes little and big kids laugh from their bellies.’
READING WITH A CHANCE OF TACOS
‘Perfect for children aged two and up, I Just Ate My Friend can be used to discuss friendships and why we shouldn’t mistreat our friends for fear of losing them. Or, it could simply be read as a hilarious monster story with a touch of the (child-appropriate) macabre.’
MICHAEL EARP, BOOKS+PUBLISHING
Friend has now been translated into many languages!