How To Spot A Best Friend

How To Spot A Best Friend

By Bea Birdsong

Illustrated by Lucy Fleming

Picture Book

40 Pages

Ages 3-7

Rodale Kids / Random House

Hardcover – Kindle

Do you know how to find a best friend? Find out in this wonderful celebration of kindness and friendship!

“Today, I will find a best friend!” announces a little girl to her mother as they walk to school. Her mother reminds her that it’s only the first day of school, and finding a best friend might take some time. But the girl isn’t worried, because she knows exactly how to spot a best friend. “A friend lends you a crayon. A best friend lends you a brand-new, extra-sharp green crayon,” she explains. And so begins a whimsical exploration of what it means to be a best friend. Full of imagination and charm, this is the perfect picture book for little ones hoping to find–and be–a best friend at school.

My Review

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Now this girl knows what it takes to be a best friend! She is walking to school with her mom trying her mom all the ways to spot a best friend. She’s got it all worked out in her head – because those are the things she would do for her best friend. A really adorable book. I loved the diversity of characters throughout the book – a little bit of everything! The illustrations are absolutely incredible. A great book for all kids to read!

About The Author

Bea Birdsong is the author of I Will Be Fierce, illustrated by Nidhi Chanani and published by Roaring Brook Press, Sam’s First Word, illustrated by Holly Hatam and published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, How to Spot a Best Friend, illustrated by Lucy Fleming and published by Rodale Kids/RHCB, and Goat Is the Goat, illustrated by Kelly Murphy and published by Nancy Paulsen Books.

Bea is also a writer for the education market and a former teacher who believes in the awesome power of books to educate, entertain, and empower. She lives in North Carolina with her family. Bea is represented by Melissa Edwards of Stonesong Literary Agency.

Connect With Bea


Huge thanks to Rodale Kids for gifting me this book in exchange for my honest review. To get your hands on a copy just click on the link below!

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Thank you so much for joining me today – have a wonderful day!

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