I just ate my friend.
He was a good friend, but now he’s gone.
What if I never find another friend again?
A glum yellow character is lonely: because he just ate his only friend. Now he is regretting his actions, and is searching for a new friend. But the other creatures he finds are too big or too small, or even too frightening. When he does finally find a suitable friend, the tables are turned, in an unexpected ending which makes even adults laugh out loud.
With a potential message about belonging and the importance of impulse control, this hilarious offering is mostly just good fun. the whimsical digital illustrations feature dark, night-time backgrounds and a cast of deceptively simply rendered characters (which might be described as monsters or beasts) in a range of shapes and sizes.
Suitable for children AND adults, I Just Ate My Friend is a wodnerful debut for Heid McKinnon.
I Just Ate My Friend , by Heidi McKinnon
Allen & Unwin, 2017