How to Make Friends with a Giant



“Both Choldenko’s spot-on playground dialogue and Sweet’s characteristically loose and lighthearted mixed-media artwork show an abundance of empathy (and a dash of humor) when it comes to matters of the heart.”

“Setting this apart from other holiday fare is the friendship between Jackson and Cooper…Share this along with the author’s previous titles: How to Make Friends with a Giant, illustrated by Amy Walrod (2006), and Louder, Lili, illustrated by S.D. Schindler (2007). Each addresses issues that affect self-esteem in a gentle, entertaining way.”

“Choldenko is spot-on in her portrayal of the agonies and excitement of elementary school love.”

“Sweet's watercolor, gouache, and mixed-media illustrations are sunny and expressive, and bring the characters and their world to life. The lighthearted pictures are a perfect match for the breezy text.”

“Charming, satisfying and delightful.”"

“Readers will cheer Jackson on as he puts aside his shyness and it pays off.”
“Girls and boys alike will love this sweet tale.”
“Fun Valentine story stresses self-esteem, friendship.”
“A Valentine’s Day tale which is both empathetic and humorous.”
“This book is adorable, addressing crushes in such an innocent way.”


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