Book Review: ‘A Friend Like You’ Mini Book

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

Year: 2001

Pages: 132

Type: Hardcover

ISBN: 0-7407-1085-0

A friend like you slows down a dizzy world.”

At just about 2″ square this book won’t win the Biggest Thing Ever Award of 2022! But it does have a big heart, and that has to count for something.

This book relies heavily on images lifted from decades of vintage Disney Shorts. Each page has a saying that pertains to the image selected.

With the dust jacket off, you can see the actual cover design:

I always enjoy the inside patterns chosen to decorate the inside front and back cover boards. This one features Mickey and Pluto with other familiar Disney imagery.

The text, such as it is, was written by Patrick Regan. These books are produced for very young children, so the content tends to be very simplistic:

I thought I’d use this last image being as we are just entering Fall and Winter looms large on the horizon! But as Mickey, Pluto, Chip and Dale reminds us: A cup of tea makes everything better!

I’d give this book a 3.5 out of 5 Stars. It is for a very specific audience and wouldn’t necessarily be a book that a child would want to revisit often. The use of stock images is also a bit of a cheat. However, it is a nice little oddity to add to any book collection.

For another little book by Patrick Regan, check out I Thought of You Today and Smiled. I provide a review of it at the link.

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