Did you notice on the front cover that the friends are looking at an actual photograph and not an illuminated smart phone? This is old school love and friendship, feline style. The rhyming prose makes this a fun book to read aloud, while the illustrations add another thousand words of friendship, caring and the power of chance encounters.
You and Me is a loving tribute to how fate brought together two best friends forever. An adorable cat muses about the what-ifs in life: What if he had slept late that one special morning? What if he’d missed his train on that fateful day? Then he might never have met his favorite person in the world, and his entire life would be different! Two friends delight in the incredible power of serendipity in this charming tale. Illustrated by the bestselling Peter H. Reynolds, You and Me is the ultimate gift for the closest of friends on Valentine’s Day or any day of the year.
About the Author
Susan Verde is the author of many picture books for children, including I Am Yoga,Rock ‘N’ Roll Soul, and The Water Princess. She is a licensed yoga instructor and lives in East Hampton, New York.
Peter H. Reynolds is the renowned illustrator behind the bestselling Judy Moody and Stink series, as well as many other award-winning picture books, including The Dot and Ish. He lives in Dedham, Massachusetts.
"Perfect as a gift book exchanged between kindred spirits, this could also spark interesting conversations about the role of chance in our lives."
— Kirkus Reviews
"...the small trim size may give the book its strongest audience among gift-giving adults, though children will have no trouble appreciating it."
— Publishers Weekly
"This title is a wonderful introduction to the concept of serendipity and the magic of true friendship."