Learn more about The Lost Spells by Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris

Groundwood Books

Friend or Foe?

Written by John Sobol • Illustrated by Dasha Tolstikova

For students in grades 4 | Published October 01, 2016 | ISBN 9781554984084
JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / General

Cover of Friend or Foe?

Regular price $16.95 CAD

32 pages | 10.00 in × 9.50 in
Digital Format

Also Available in Print

About this book

Friend or Foe?

John Sobol • Dasha Tolstikova

"A lonely mouse lived in a small house beside a great palace. In the great palace lived a cat."

Each night the mouse gazes up at the cat in the palace tower. Is the cat my friend? he wonders. Determined to find out, he bravely makes his way into the palace through a tiny hole and climbs all the way up to the tower, where the cat sits on the windowsill.

"Hello, are you friend or foe?" he squeaks.

This simple story by John Sobol has a surprising outcome, giving young readers a chance to draw their own conclusions. It is perfectly complemented by Dasha Tolstikova’s subtle yet striking illustrations.

Awards and Praise
  • Commended School Library Journal Best Picture Books, 2016
Friend or Foe? Friend or Foe? Friend or Foe?