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Friendly Faces

A First Book of Friendship and Feelings

Illustrated by Rosa La Barbera and Giulia Priori
Published by Insight Kids
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

About The Book

It’s Sloth’s party and they will cry if they want to! Experience life’s ups and downs and the full range of emotions of adorable animal friends in Friendly Faces: A First Book of Friendship and Feelings.

It’s Sloth’s birthday, but when ice cream gets dropped, balloons get popped, and meeting new friends makes them feel shy, these adorable baby don’t always feel like celebrating. Sloth, Penguin, Akita, Red Panda, Dinosaur, and Unicorn mirror a toddler’s expressive emotions, from sad to mad to silly, as they face their feelings with the friends in this simple and engaging board book. 

Parents and guardians can help kids recognize simple emotions and developmental concepts in a fun and engaging way with Friendly Faces.

SOCIO-EMOTIONAL LEARNING: Develop your child’s ability to recognize emotions with this beautifully illustrated board book

STORYTIME: Foster a love of reading in your child with the simple text and a playful element guaranteed to have children asking to visit their new kawaii friends again and again

THE PERFECT GIFT: Be the hit of the birthday party or baby shower with this adorable book that kids and adults of all ages will love

About The Illustrators

Born in Sicily, Rosa La Barbera quickly became passionate about comics and cartoons. She was among the twelve people lucky enough to enter Milan's Disney Academy. She then came back to Sicily where she worked on the animated series Winx and Pop Pixie for Rainbow, Geronimo Stilton, and Tea Sister (Piemme) before creating the characters for the animated series Spike Team 2. Rosa now draws for numerous properties for Disney and for the France publisher Dupuis, for which she created the characters of the comic series Magic 7 by Kid Toussaint. She has seven beloved dachshunds.

Giulia Priori is a colorist and cat enthusiast from Rome, Italy. She works mostly in France and the United States using different styles and techniques. When she's not working she loves trying new recipes, podcasting and cuddling with her two cats: Maki and Kimchi.

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