Will We Always Hold Hands? (Hardcover)

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"This lovely book will be sure to warm your heart. Through a series of questions and answers between Rat and Bear, Bear assures Rat that no matter what they will always be together, through all of the ups and down and good and bad in life. This story may be between two best friends but can be read in many different ways, the love between parents and children, grandparents and children, siblings, two people in love, and even as a story of reassurance to someone who has lost a loved one. Don't miss this book that will make any adult or child smile and think of the ones they will love forever."

— From Nicole


A universal story about the everlasting bonds of friendship and love, from two award-winning creators.

There are some things that only a best friend can do—hold your hand when reading a scary story, carry you safely across a river, bandage your hurts, say it’s okay if you're grouchy, and best of all, forever hold you in their heart.
Through a series of questions and answers, Bear tells his friend Rat that best friends will always be together, in rain or shine, in good times and bad, forever and ever.

About the Author

Christopher Cheng lives in Sydney, Australia, and writes fiction and nonfiction. He is the co-chair of the International Advisory Board for the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI). Many of his books have been published internationally and have won many awards and honors.

Stephen Michael King is an internationally renowned author and illustrator whose career has spanned over thirty years, producing more than 100 titles. His books have been translated into multiple languages, and he is the recipient of numerous children’s book awards.

Praise For…

★ "Quietly soothing yet deeply empowering—a friendship tale for the ages." —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“This tender and daring picture book, centered on a rat's effort to gauge the extent of a bear friend's devotion, acknowledges that there are limits to the power of unconditional love.” —Shelf Awareness

Product Details
ISBN: 9780593564509
ISBN-10: 0593564502
Publisher: Random House Studio
Publication Date: November 1st, 2022
Pages: 40
Language: English