Like Best Friends


Boy meets girl in this story of summertime boredom and play, like characters in a book with a happy ending, introducing young readers to the concept of similes.


Summer dragged, like a book that started out good, then wasn’t.

The boy was bored, like a frog waiting for a fly to buzz by.

So he climbed on his bike like a cowboy mounting his horse, looking for a new horizon.

Our cowboy heads for the playground, where he finds a girl on a swing who beckons him to join her. At first the boy is reluctant, but soon they are giggling like best friends. This sweet story’s themes of imagination, connection, and wordplay are sure to replace doldrums with daydreams, and encourage young readers to get outside and play with their peers.

SKU: 978-1-944903-88-6 Category:

Author's Bio

Bob Raczka is a children’s author and poet. He has written and also illustrated several picture books about art and poetry. He lives in Chicago.

Merrilee Liddiard is an author, illustrator, and blogger of kids design, crafts, and DIY at She illustrated Terrible Times Tables for Cameron Kids (Fall 2019).

Additional information

Dimensions 9.25 × 9.25 in
Written By

Bob Raczka

Illustrations By

Merrilee Liddiard

Number of Pages


Trim Size

9.25 x 9.25



Published On

March 2020


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