Real friends can laugh, have arguments and cry together, just as long as they trust each other. This universal fact is as old as time.
And yet Mies van Hout has succeeded in making it the basis of a magnificent picture book. In Friends, we meet two colourful monsters per spread, who are all
different in appearance, have fun playing together, but they’re also very good at arguing and fighting when they get bored. They’re real friends though, so they hope it will all turn out okay in the end. And they’re right. Soon enough, they’re laughing together again and their trust is restored.

This book is not only a feast for the eyes, but also an effective introduction into learning children how to deal with conflicts.

‘Van Hout expertly conveys the emotional peaks and valleys of each friendship; the monster’s eyes and expressions speak volumes.’ — Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)

  • Picture Book | 32 pages | 29,6 x 24,2 cm
  • Vriendjes
  • Hoogland & Van Klaveren
  • aracari (German)
  • Borim Press (Korean)
  • Il Castello (Italian)
  • L&PM Editores (Portuguese - Brazil)
  • minedition (French)
  • Nishimura Shoten (Japanese)
  • Pajama Press (English - North America)
  • YKY (Turkish)