Gussie & Max
A Sweet Story of First Friendships
Deirdre Sullivan, Lisa M. Griffin
- 32 Pages
- January 3, 2023
- ISBN: 9781510771260
- Imprint: Sky Pony Press
- Trim Size: 10in x 8in x 0in
An original and touching story of a little koala and monkey, the best of friends.
Where are you going and where have you been?
Gussie the Monkey and Max the Koala take us on a trip through the years of their friendship and accomplishments.
They remember standing on tip toes, needing help to build block towers, imaginary friends, and how hard it was to say goodbye.
As they anticipate new experiences like riding the school bus, learning addition and subtraction, and riding two-wheel bikes, they support one another in their journey of growing up and learning new things.
This book instills confidence, honors the value of friendships, and reassures little ones how to ease into new experiences in a hopeful, loving manner.
From simple sketches, to more whimsical illustrations, Lisa M. Griffin spends her time making art from a cozy studio in New Hampshire. She infuses joy and artistry into all her creations, in the hopes of adding more happiness to the world one illustration at a time. When she is not busy in the studio, Lisa enjoys yoga, reading, being outside in the sunshine, and spending time with family and friends. Find out more at lissamgriffin.com.
"A reassuring, lyrical friendship story about looking back and looking forward, about being proud of each milestone (like starting school) and embracing each moment 'with open arms and hearts.'" —Diana Murray, author of Groggle's Monster Halloween, Groggle's Monster Valentine, and the bestselling Unicorn Day series
"Gussie and Max is a heartwarming book about two cuddly companions who share in the wonder of growing up. Through their days of building blocks, making new friends, or dreaming under the stars, your child will be swept up in the joy of their adventures together. This sweet story of friendship is sure to bring smiles to children and adults alike!" —Tyson Ranes, illustrator of Puppy Love
"A visually attractive story." —Kirkus Reviews