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You Are My Best Friend


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By Tatsuya Miyanishi

P16-17 actualOnce upon a time a violent, mean, selfish Tyrannosaurus roamed the land, and all the other animals feared him. One day, while chasing small, defenseless animals, the Tyrannosaurus falls into the ocean. The Elasmosaurus, who lives in the sea, saves his life, and the Tyrannosaurus says “thank you” for the very first time. From that day, the land creature and the sea creature become best friends, even though the Tyrannosaurus feels guilty about hiding his true nature. Then, when the Elasmosaurus is attacked by a violent dinosaur of the ocean, the Tyrannosaurus tries to save him even though he knows he can’t swim…

The author Tatsuya Miyanishi delivers a heartwarming story about friendship with vivid, brightly colored illustrations and endearingly drawn characters.

You Are My Best Friend is the second book in the Tyrannosaurus series of 13 titles that have sold more than 3 million copies in Japan, China, Korea, Taiwan and France.


About the Author:

Born in 1956, Tatsuya Miyanishi graduated from the Nihon University College of Art and was a doll artist and graphic designer before becoming a picture-book author. Miyanishi’s books have a passionate fan base of all ages that enjoys his range of endearing characters in many genres, from superheroes to dinosaurs, all illustrated with bright colors. He has won the Kodansha Cultural Award for Picture Books, as well as the Kenbuchi Picture Book Grand Prize.

978-1-940842-10-3
Picture Book
40 pages, 8 3/8 x 10 1/8
26 Illustrations
Age:5-7
Lexile:320L
US$16.99 CAN$19.99
May 2016

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