Do You Want to Be My Friend?

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Harper Collins, Mar 1, 1987 - Juvenile Fiction - 40 pages
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"Do you want to be my friend?" asks the lonely little mouse. He follows a tai1, but all he finds at its end is a rather unfriendly horse. The little mouse just wants someone to play with-but he'll have to follow a lot of tails before he can find just the right companion.


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I love his creative art work. - Goodreads
No words, just amazing illustrations. - Goodreads
This book had beautiful pictures in it. - Goodreads
It teaches lessons with creative illustrations. - Goodreads
This book has very colorful illustrations. - Goodreads
This book is a series of colorful illustrations. - Goodreads

Review: Do You Want to Be My Friend?

User Review  - Jennifer Warrick Davis - Goodreads

My 7 year old son recently borrowed this book from our local library. This is a book of very few words. It is about a mouse that is looking for a friend. You see a tail on the page and use your ... Read full review

Review: Do You Want to Be My Friend?

User Review  - Jane - Goodreads

This book has very few words and depicts a mouse as he moves from animal to animal trying to find a friend. One fun aspect of the book is that a "teaser" of each animal is given on the right-hand page ... Read full review

About the author (1987)

Eric Carle is the creator of more than seventy picture books for young readers.

Eric Carle was born in New York, USA. However, when he was just six, he moved with his parents to Germany. In 1952, after graduating from the prestigious Akademie der Bildenden KÜnste in Stuttgart, he fulfilled his dream of returning to New York.

Eric Carle has received many distinguished awards and honours for his work, including, in 2003, the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award for his lifetime contribution to children's literature and illustration.

In 2002, fifty years after Carle's return to the United States, The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art was opened in Amherst, Massachusetts. Here visitors of all ages can enjoy, in addition to Eric Carle's work, original artwork by other distinguished children's book illustrators from around the world.


Eric Carle es el creador de mÁs de setenta libros ilustrados para niÑos.

NaciÓ en Syracuse, Nueva York, pero a los seis aÑos de edad se trasladÓ con sus padres a Alemania. En 1952, tras graduarse de la prestigiosa Akademie der Bildenden KÜnste de Stuttgart, logrÓ cumplir su sueÑo de regresar a Nueva York.

Ha recibido muchos e importantes premios y distinciones, entre ellos el Laura Ingalls Wilder Award en 2003, por su aportaciÓn global a la literatura y a la ilustraciÓn infantil.

En 2002, cincuenta aÑos despuÉs de su regreso a los Estados Unidos, se inaugurÓ en Amherst, Massachusetts, el Museo Eric Carle de Libros Ilustrados, donde se exhibe, ademÁs de la obra completa de Eric Carle, un buen nÚmero de originales de los mÁs destacados ilustradores de libros infantiles del mundo entero.

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