Watson, Stephanie

Best Friends in the Universe

(2) K-3 Illustrated by LeUyen Pham. Using crayons and markers, friends Hector and Louie create their own hand-drawn book enthusiastically laying out the "five million reasons" they're besties. In this hyper-meta tribute to both friendship and the artistic imagination, Watson captures the intensity and vulnerability of childhood friendships (the boys' suffers a temporary rift) with lively, free-flowing dialogue. Pham fills her bustling composition-book-page backgrounds with saturated colors, dynamic lines, plenty of speech balloons, and authentic childlike energy.


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