Are You My Friend

Zoo Adventure Series book #4, Are You My Friend, is a beginning reader exploration book.


Erik Hertwig is a graduate of St. Norbert College in De Pere, Wisconsin.  His decision to become an author prompted him to major in English Literature, Secondary Education, and pursue a career working with children as an English teacher author, consultant, publisher, and motivational speaker.


Erik is the creator of the Zoo Adventure Series a series of children books that centers on the crazy antics of a group of animal friends that take place in a fictional zoo; He is the creator of the Dragonfly Sorcery Series, the first novel is a fantasy hero’s journey archetype novel about a half elf’s coming of age journey into adulthood; several short fantasy stories based in the same Dragonfly Sorcery world; and technical manuals that focus on teaching writing composition and career advancement.


The Zoo Adventure Series books are beginning and intermediate reader illustrated books designed to draw readers in with beautifully colored illustrations and entertain them with the wild crazy antics of the characters.  Those characters include Robbie, a raccoon inventor with an insatiable desire to search trash cans and raid storage rooms for the materials to create his inventions; Orville, a fun loving otter who always seems to have his swim workouts interrupted by some crisis that can’t be avoided; and Penny, a fashion conscious prairie dog who absolutely hates to dig and often finds a way to trick her annoying brother into doing it for her.


Are You My Friend is a heartwarming story about a young prairie dog, Penny, who is challenged by her little brother to find her friends blind folded.  She interacts with all characters of all kinds and learns from them what a real friend is or is not.  Are You My Friend is a wonderful beginning reader book with a timeless message to help your child learn what actions and behaviors are those of a real friend.  Help your child learn to read and discover the value of a real friend in this literary treasure.

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