#768 – Crow Made a Friend by Margaret Peot (Giveaway)

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Crow Made a Friend

Series: I Like to Read®
Written and Illustrated by Margaret Peot
Holiday House     9/15/2015
24 pages     Ages 4—8

“Crow was alone. He had a plan. He tried and tried and tried to make a friend. If you like to read, you will like this book.” [back cover]

Crow is a lonely bird, but very ingenious. He has a plan. First, Crow gathers a couple of sticks and pops a crab apple on top. Then adding leaves for feathers, Crow creates a friend. No longer is Crow lonely, until . . . the wind blows.

“Oh no!”

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Crow’s new bird friend is gone. Crow is once more lonely and unhappy, but he is resourceful. He has a plan. Snow has fallen. Crow piles snow together, patting it into a nice shape. He uses seeds for eyes and sticks for wings. Crow makes a new friend, banishing his loneliness once more. Then the sun shines.

“On no!”

Crow’s new friend melts away. He is lonely once more. Up in a tree a bird sits. She calls down to Crow and Crow joins the bird. He has made a new friend. Together, they have a plan.

Crow Made a Friend is delightful with art that perfectly matches not only the text but also the quiet messages of the book. Aimed at early readers, Crow Made a Friend highlights creativity, resourcefulness, and the lasting importance of friendship and family.


The ink and watercolor illustrations are bright and beautiful; inventive and inspired, with expressive emotions seen through Crow. The bright blue, red-winged, green-bellied, and yellow-tailed Crow stands out against the white background. Young children learn to read through the use of simple, familiar words reinforced with repetitive text.

The I Like to Read® Series, designed for emergent readers and evaluated before being assigned a reading level from B to G,* aligns with Common Core State Standards in reading for foundational skills and literature. The I Like to Read® Series, picture books for emerging readers, are created by an extensive list of invited author/illustrators.

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The I Like to Read® Series and especially Crow Made a Friend are lovely additions to the early reader genre with loads of materials for both teachers and students. Teachers and homeschooling parents will find Crow Made a Friend a brilliant book that will help instill a love of reading and a joy for books, which can last a lifetime.



Crow Made a Friend is Margaret Peot’s debut children’s book.

CROW MADE A FRIEND (I LIKE to READ® SERIES). Text and Illustrations copyright © 2015 by Margaret Peot. Reproduce by permission of the publisher, Holiday House, New York, NY.

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Also by Margaret Peot
Inkblot: Drip, Splat and Squish Your Way to Creativity
.          . Awarded the Eureka! Silver Medal for Nonfiction Children’s Books

I Like to Read® Series 2015
Cat Got a Lot by Steve Henry
The Cowboy by Hildegard Müller
Hiding Dinosaurs by Dan Moynihan
Lost Dog by Michael Garland
Pig Is Big on Books by Douglas Florian
.          . —and many, many more!

I Like to Read® Series Awards List is HERE.

Copyright © 2015 by Sue Morris/Kid Lit Reviews. All Rights Reserved

Full Disclosure: Crow Made a Friend (I Like to Read® Series), by Margaret Peot, and received from TLC Book Tours, is in exchange NOT for a positive review, but for an HONEST review. The opinions expressed are my own and no one else’s. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

CROW MADE A FRIEND. Text and illustrations © 2015 by Margaret Peot. Used by permission of Holiday House.

16 thoughts on “#768 – Crow Made a Friend by Margaret Peot (Giveaway)

  1. I really like the idea of the book. I like the colorful crow a lot, because of the legend that crow became black when he burned his feather, but was colorful before. 🙂


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  3. The, I Like to Read, series is super cool, and this book looks great. I love the colorful illustrations that will make the young reader want to linger on the pages.


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    • Cupcake, I don’t know any reason why she would want to replace you. Maybe she is thinking of a playmate? If not, you might want to use your fantastic smelling and track down those furs. Hopefully you won’t find any around the house. Does Mom have an office?! Good luck, Cupcake!


        • She’s jesting. Well, let’s hope she’s jesting. I’ll get you the number of your local ASPCA just in case. I also know a good dog rescue, right next to my house. But I still think she is jesting. You’re not that bad a dog are you? Stay out of trouble—and the garbage.


  5. What lovely illustrations and a great story told in simple words. Authors writing for adults could learn so, so much from children’s authors like this one! And this is a genuine comment, not one left to bag the free book!


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