Best frints in the whole universe /

by Portis, Antoinette [author,].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Roaring Brook Press, 2016.Edition: First edition.Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781626721364; 162672136X.Subject(s): Friendship -- Fiction | Extraterrestrial beings -- Fiction | Humorous stories | Friendship -- Juvenile fiction | Extraterrestrial beings -- Juvenile fiction | Humorous fiction | Fiction | Juvenile works | Humorous fictionOnline resources: Cover image Summary: Yelfred and Omek of planet Boborp are best frints, even when they have disagreements.
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<p>Yelfred and Omek have been best frints since they were little blobbies. They play and snack, and sometimes they even fight, all in a language similar to but slightly different from, English. When Omek decides to borrow Yelfred's new spaceship without asking (and then crashes it), it sparks the biggest fight yet. Can these two best frints make up and move on?</p> <p>Award-winning picture book creator Antoinette Portis delivers a new universe of cleverness and imagination in this hilarious, sweet, and otherworldly book about friendship.</p>

"A Neal Porter Book."

Yelfred and Omek of planet Boborp are best frints, even when they have disagreements.

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Space aliens Yelfred (the purple one) and Omek (the pink one) "have been best frints since they were little blobbies." Like any friendship, theirs has its ups and downs, but they always muddle through. Things come to a head, though, when Yelfred receives a new spaceship as a blurfday gift. Omek takes it for a test drive without permission and crashes it ("It was that way when I got it!" tries Omek). An angry battle of words ("YOU SHMACKLED MY SPOSSIP, you double-dirt bleebo!") and teeth (Yelfred bites off Omeks tail) ensues. But, as the offstage narrator assures us, best frints cant stay angry for long -- either on planet Boborp or here on Earth. The text makes frequent comparisons throughout between Earth and Boborp, with the differences being in the details (biting off tails) but not in the important stuff (friends play, they fight, they make up). Portiss text plays it straight -- no small feat with all those near-nonsense words -- with a clear-eyed, anthropological-sounding reserve that is effective in warding off didacticism. Her digitally colored mixed-media illustrations feature simple shapes -- lots of circles and triangles -- vivid hues, thick black lines, and pop artlike textures. The front and back endpapers are a photo-glossary of Boborpian words, sure to tickle listeners (and readers-aloud; just try to say "blobbysit" with a straight face). elissa gershowitz (c) Copyright 2016. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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