#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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***TLC Book Tours is Giving Away a Copy of Crow Made a Friend to one random reader. To Enter simply leave a comment. Also, please “Like” Kid Lit Reviews at Facebook.  Ends Monday 11/09/2015.

Meet the author/illustrator, Margaret Peot, at her website:  http://www.margaretpeot.com/
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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. Pingback: The “Crow Made A Friend” TLC Blog Tour | Frog On A Blog

  2. Pingback: Margaret Peot, author of Crow Made a Friend, on tour November 2015 | TLC Book Tours

    • 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!


  3. 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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