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"A humorous, heartwarming, and honest story about learning to appreciate a challenging, new sibling."

River is a puppy in search of a new friend. When Mom and Dad bring home a new, little sister, named Willow, River expects Willow will be the perfect friend. But Willow steals food, slobbers on toys, makes messes all over the house, and takes away from River's time with Mom and Dad. River is sure there has been a terrible mistake. Willow isn't a new friend, she's a MONSTER! River does not want to play with her sister, she will find a new friend instead.​

River's New Friend highlights that relationships with siblings can be challenging sometimes, but through the story, River learns to appreciate her new sister and by the end River is glad that her sister is part of the family.

River's New Friend is full of humor and has fun read-along elements like animal sounds and actions. It is perfect for children with siblings, children who love dogs, and readers, children and adults alike, looking for a fun and engaging story.

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Children's Picture Book Author

Michael Roth is the author of children's picture books. His debut picture book, "River's New Friend", a story of a puppy named River learning to appreciate her new little sister, is available for pre-order now and is perfect for children with new siblings, children who love dogs, and children who enjoy fun, active stories.

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Follow Michael Roth and his dogs, River and Willow, on social media!

Twitter: @rothmg86
Instagram: @river_willow_storytime
TikTok: @river_willow_storytime

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