Author(s): Lori Nichols
This is a joyful tale of two imaginative sisters who are also best friends - most of the time. Maple and Willow do everything together. They love playing outside throughout the whole year, welcoming the sun, rain, leaves, and snow. But it's not always sunshine and rainbows, because sometimes big sisters can be bossy - and sometimes little sisters can be frustrating-and even the best of friends need a break from each other...at least until they can no longer bear to be apart.
* "Paean to sisterhood. . . . The story is delightfully recognizable, especially to sisters, and is matched by marvelous pencil artwork . . . Nichols is clever enough to build the sisters' subtle differences, so their breakup comes from somewhere. Children will feel all that the girls do: love, anger, and the happiness that comes with making up."--Booklist, STARRED REVIEW
Lori Nichols (www.lorinichols.com) grew up in northwestern Pennsylvania together with her older sister, Nikki, whom she never, ever frustrated . . . not even once. Really. Honest. She now lives in Birmingham, Alabama, with her husband and three free-spirited daughters. Many days you can find Lori and her family looking for heart rocks, digging for worms, or speaking in pig latin. Ometimesay eythay ightfay ootay."Maple"