About The Book

A School Library Journal Popular Pick

A young boy makes an unlikely friend on his way to school in this sweet and charming picture book from the illustrator of A Hop Is Up.

One thing is for sure. Pax is the littlest everywhere he goes. In school. At playtime. On the train. Then Pax meets a pigeon at the park—he names him Blue and makes a friend who knows what it’s like to be small. And understanding each other can lead to the best friendships.

About The Author

Matthew Richmond

Lori Richmond is a corporate creative director turned picture book maker and could have used Porcupine’s help when she first met her now-husband. As a former contributing editor and spokesperson for pregnancy and parenting brand, The Bump, Lori has appeared on the Today show, Good Morning America, and more. She works out of her studio in Brooklyn, New York, where she lives with her family. Lori is also the author-illustrator of Bunny’s Staycation (Mama’s Business Trip), Bunny Business (Mama’s Day at Work), and Pax and Blue, and is the illustrator of several other picture books. Visit her at LoriDraws.com.

About The Illustrator

Matthew Richmond

Lori Richmond is a corporate creative director turned picture book maker and could have used Porcupine’s help when she first met her now-husband. As a former contributing editor and spokesperson for pregnancy and parenting brand, The Bump, Lori has appeared on the Today show, Good Morning America, and more. She works out of her studio in Brooklyn, New York, where she lives with her family. Lori is also the author-illustrator of Bunny’s Staycation (Mama’s Business Trip), Bunny Business (Mama’s Day at Work), and Pax and Blue, and is the illustrator of several other picture books. Visit her at LoriDraws.com.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books (February 7, 2017)
  • Length: 32 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781481451321
  • Grades: P - 3
  • Ages: 4 - 8
  • Lexile ® 420L

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Raves and Reviews

"A sprightly debut."

– The New York Times Book Review

 "Nicely pitched to young readers' empathies." Kirkus Reviews

– Kirkus Reviews, 11/15/16

"Speaks volumes about being a good friend."

– Publishers Weekly

"A simple but exhilarating adventure."

– School Library Journal

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