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Faraway Friends
Written and iillustrated by Russ Cox

Hardcover: 32 pages

Publisher: Sky Pony (May 5, 2015)

ISBN-10: 1632204088

ISBN-13: 978-1632204080

Reviews
"Cox's combination of full spreads and panels gives him enough room to provide specifics about the ship's construction, this pair's adventure, and their introduction to the new neighbor. Fun illustrations quickly turn the downbeat opener into a full-blown, colorful adventure, with sound effects. For children, anyone not 'here' might as well be on another planet; the moving trucks are a visual manifestation of this fear. Instead of optimistically proclaiming 'of course you'll remain in touch,' Cox delivers a more honest answer; you may not. Verdict: This engaging picture book explains that sometimes friends leave, but there is always a new one around the corner."—School Library Journal