WASHINGTON (Sept. 30, 2014)—Just in time for the holidays, National Geographic will publish FRIENDS FOREVER: 42 Ways to Celebrate Love, Loyalty, and Togetherness (National Geographic Books; ISBN 9-781-4262-1368-7; on sale Oct. 21, 2014; $9.95), the perfect gift to express appreciation for the people in your life who matter most.
In this heartwarming book by Anne Rogers Smyth, inspiring sayings about the value of friendship are paired with colorful National Geographic animal photos and animal facts. For example, “There’s no such thing as a bad hair day in the eyes of a good friend” is accompanied by a picture of a shaggy-haired alpaca and the fact that alpacas live in social herds that act as families and they hum to one another as a form of communication. The saying, “When you’re feeling blue, a good friend is there to remind you that you’re never alone,” is illustrated with an image of a bright blue chameleon and the fact that chameleons change color to communicate with each other and to indicate specific reactions and emotions.
Affordably priced and full of wisdom and humor, FRIENDS FOREVER is a fun and meaningful way to tell those you care about how special how they are. Warm, witty and sure to bring an instant smile, FRIENDS FOREVER is an endearing token of friendship that will be appreciated by friends of all ages.
ANNE ROGERS SMYTH is an associate editor for National Geographic Books. She is a graduate of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is a native of Raleigh, North Carolina. She spends her time reading, traveling and, most importantly, keeping up with friends.
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