Ways to Make Friends

Ways to Make Friends

Jairo Buitrago


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  • Tackles difficult topics in a fun and playful way, including loneliness, self-esteem, and making friends. 
  • Funny, heartfelt, and relatable: Toad gets into some hilarious hijinks while trying to make new friends, which many young readers will relate to. 
  • From an internationally renowned picture book author: Jairo Buitrago is the author of many award-winning and acclaimed picture books, including Drawing Outdoors, Two White Rabbits, and Walk with Me. 
  • An Aldana Libros Book: developed by renowned children’s publisher Patricia Aldana to bring outstanding books to the English-speaking market by international authors and illustrators who want to communicate their own cultural realities.


Jairo Buitrago:

Jairo Buitrago lives in Mexico City and is the author of Jimmy the Greatest, Two White Rabbits, Walk with Me,Cave Paintings, among others—all of which have earned many starred reviews. His most recent books are Wounded Falcons and Drawing Outdoors.

Mariana Ruiz Johnson, who lives in Argentina, has been widely published around the world. She has won two international prizes: the Compostela Prize for the Illustrated Album for her book Mamá that was published in ten languages, and the Silent Book Contest for While You Were Sleeping.