A Year with Friends

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Harry N. Abrams, Jan 1, 2013 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
16 Reviews
February is time for snuggling . . . July is time for fireworks . . .
This beautifully formatted picture book takes young readers through every month of the year as a little boy, girl, dog, and cat celebrate each month with unique, playful images that convey what makes it special. With gentle pastel illustrations in sequential panels, A Year with Friends teaches young readers about the seasons and the delightful ways they can be experienced with those you love.

Praise for A Year with Friends:
"This expressive childhood tribute to the joys of nature throughout the year warmly conveys the message that anytime is best when shared with a friend."
Kirkus Reviews

"A beautiful, fun, and minimalist journey through the seasons...The format is varied, with panels, spreads, and full-page pictures, and the art is delightful. Youngsters are sure to take pleasure in following the characters’ activities throughout the year."
School Library Journal

"In this pleasing concept book, husband-and-wife author-illustrator team Seven and Christy introduce two children enjoying typical activities throughout each month of the year."
Booklist

"This beautiful new picture book will be a great way to start the New Year in classrooms with young readers. Illustrated with soft shades and panels across double page spreads, the story line alternates between a young girl and a young boy having fun each month of the year."
Reading Today Online

"Rather than mentioning specific holidays by name, the book hints at festive occasions...keeping the emphasis on the generous, sociable, and downright fun things friends do together. Christy's illustrations provide humor, energy, and entertainment with year-round appeal."
Publishers Weekly

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User Review  - babyhippoface - Goodreads

This colorful picture book takes readers through all twelve months of the year. One sentence per spread tells what sort of activity might be just right for that month. In January a little girl dresses ... Read full review

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User Review  - Danielle - Goodreads

I love the pictures and the sentiment behind the words: there is something to love about each time of year. Read full review

About the author (2013)

John Seven and Jana Christy, a husband-and-wife author-illustrator team, have been making stories together for more than 20 years. Seven is the arts and entertainment editor of the North Adams (Massachusetts) Transcript, and Christy is a successful children's book illustrator. They live in Boston.

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