A joyous ode to friendship that shows that everything is better when we work together!
Working together can make everything we do--like playing music, gardening, and helping our neighbors--a whole lot more fun. Whether it's cleaning up the mess in the kitchen or in a public park, joining together on a shared project allows each of our talents to shine through. And some things are simply better when we do them together--like celebrating a job well done! Young readers are sure to be inspired by this cheerful story of friendship and teamwork that shows how we can all make a positive impact on the world, starting in our own homes and communities.Author:
Ben Gundersheimer (Mister G)Publisher:
Nancy Paulsen BooksPublished:
10.90h x 9.20w x 0.70dISBN:
Ages 4-8Review Citation(s): Kirkus Reviews
04/17/2023School Library Journal
06/01/2023 pg. 69
About the Author
Ben Gundersheimer (bengundersheimer.com, MisterGsongs.com) is a Latin GRAMMY Award-winning artist, author and educator. Hailed as "a bilingual rock star" by The Washington Post and "irresistible" by People magazine, he was originally dubbed MISTER G by his young students while pursuing a Master of Education degree. He is also the author of How Many Squirrels Are in the World?, based on a song from his album Pizza for Breakfast, Senorita Mariposa, based on a song on his album Chocolalala, and Lilah Tov Good Night, based on a song from his album The Mitzvah Bus. MISTER G tours internationally, performing in venues such as Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits, New Orleans Jazz Fest, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. His dynamic, interactive bilingual performances aim to dissolve borders and foster cross-cultural connections. He lives in the woods of Western Massachusetts with his wife, Katherine, rescue mutt, Josie, and cat, Chloe Bird.
Dow Phumiruk (artbydow.blogspot.com) is a clinically retired pediatrician who has found her passion in creating children's books. She wrote the picture books Hugsby
and Mela and the Elephant
, and has illustrated numerous books, including Counting on Katherine
(by Helaine Becker), One Girl
(by Andrea Beaty), Mouse's Christmas Gift
(by Mindy Baker), Hello Tree
(by Ana Crespo), Her Name Was Mary Katharine
(by Ella Schwartz), Maya Lin: Artist-Architect of Light and Lines
(by Jeanne Walker Harvey), An Equal Shot: How the Law Title IX Changed America
(by Helaine Beckerand), and Titan and the Wild Boars: The True Cave Rescue of the Thai Soccer Team
(by Susan Hood and Pathana Sornhiran), and is one of the illustrators for Kelly Yang's Yes We Will
. Dow was born in Thailand, and now lives in Colorado with her husband, three artistic daughters, and a dog.