Ways to make friends

A fun and tender book, with the characteristic humor of the award-winning author Jairo Buitrago, which together with the great illustrations by Mariana Ruiz Johnson, provide the reader with an experience full of entertaining scenes about friendship, our relationship with others and also with ourselves.

This “sublime picture book” (Kirkus STARRED Review) was selected by the International Youth Library for their annual White Ravens Catalogue 2022.

Best when shared with youngsters along with a conversation about good and not-so-good ways to pursue friendship. 

School Library Journal

«This whimsical playbook for making friends explores a universal theme in a humorous and appealing way.”


Rights sold to:

    • Argentina (Ojoreja)
    • World English (Greystone)
    • Korea (Blue Bicycle) 
    • Israel (Agam Books)
    • France (Rue du Monde)
    • Arabic (A Thousand Titles for Publishing & Distribution)

About Jairo Buitrago

Colombian author dedicated to creating album books together with illustrators from different countries. His work has been translated into several languages, in addition to receiving awards and prizes.

About Mariana Ruiz Johnson

Argentine illustrator who usually publishes inside and outside her country. Her books have won numerous awards.

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