Mommy's New Friend (Hardcover)

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Mommy's New Friend (Hardcover)

By Shelley Tougas, Sara Palacios (Illustrator)


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Mommy's New Friend is a heartfelt, lyrical story about accepting a new family member, even if it’s not easy at first.

When That Guy comes over and makes homemade pizza for dinner, it’s not the same as before, when Daddy and Mommy and I would all eat together.

But That Guy takes care of Mommy when she’s sick, and That Guy laughs at my jokes.

Maybe, That Guy isn’t that bad, after all.

Shelley Tougas and award-winning illustrator Sara Palacios' Mommy's New Friend is a gentle and uplifting tale about growing up, learning new perspectives, and accepting how blended families can evolve and expand.

Shelley Tougas is an award-winning writer of nonfiction for children, including Little Rock Girl 1957, and the author of the novels The Graham Cracker Plot, Finders Keepers, and A Patron Saint for Junior Bridesmaids. She lives in Hudson, Wisconsin.

Sara Palacios was the recipient of the 2012 Pura Belpré Illustrator Honor Award for her work on Marisol McDonald Doesn’t Match. A native of Mexico, Sara graduated from the National Institute of Fine Arts in Mexico City and went on to earn BFA and MFA degrees in illustration from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. She illustrates for companies in both the United States and Mexico.
Product Details ISBN: 9781250624406
ISBN-10: 1250624401
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
Publication Date: February 20th, 2024
Pages: 40
Language: English

"[A] lighthearted exploration of a parent’s bonding with a new partner. With patience and humor...“That Guy” becomes a beloved member of the family." -- Publishers Weekly

"An ideal book for show children that while it’s OK to feel a range of emotions, it’s also important to make room for new family members. A thoughtful portrayal of family." -- Kirkus Reviews