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Claymates Cover

Claymates (Hardcover)

By Devorah Petty, Lauren Eldridge (Artist)

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 9780316303118, 40pp.

Publication Date: June 20, 2017



About The Book

Meet the claymates: two balls of clay that can become anything–even best friends! 

 What can you do with two blobs of clay? Create something amazing! But don’t leave them alone for too long. Things might get a little crazy.
In this photographic friendship adventure, the claymates squish, smash, and sculpt themselves into the funniest shapes imaginable. But can they fix a giant mess before they’re caught in the act?

Starred Reviews

Kirkus Star   “The dynamic interaction between the characters invites readers to take risks, push boundaries, and have a little unscripted fun of their own.”
     – Kirkus Reviews
       (Full Review)
    “Newcomer Eldridge’s expressive sculpture give these clay buddies a surplus of personality.”
      – Publishers Weekly
        (Full Review)

Other Stuff

‘Claymates’: A Tale of Friendship by Two New Friends  – Publishers Weekly

About the Author

pettyDev Petty is the author of the popular picture book I Don’t Want to Be a Frog. She used to work in movies, but now she writes picture books, which are like smaller, paper movies when you think about it. Dev is great at word jumbles, makes a pretty good sandwich, and lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, which she thinks is the best place ever.

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