"Yeh makes effective use of dialogue and repetition, investing her characters with personality with just a few lines . . . A sweet, simple story with a nicely offbeat heroine." ―Kirkus Reviews
"The moral of the story and the sweet nature of the narrative make this a standout among books about friendship."
―School Library Journal
The Friend Ship
Picture book by Kat Yeh
Illustrated by Chuck Groenink
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, December 2016
Little Hedgehog is very lonely. But then she overhears passersby talking about something that gives her hope-something called a Friend Ship!
Hedgehog imagines a ship filled with friends of all kinds, and soon she's ready to hit the open seas in a boat of her own to track it down. Along the way, she meets other lonely animals eager to join her quest.
They search north. They search south. They search east. But Hedgehog and her new friends can't find the Ship anywhere! Until she realizes she knows just where the Friend Ship is. . . .
This heartwarming tale by Kat Yeh, with charming illustrations by Chuck Groenink, proves that sometimes, what you're searching for is right in front of you.