May I Bring a Friend?

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May I Bring a Friend?
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AuthorBeatrice Schenk de Regniers
IllustratorBeni Montresor
CountryUnited States
GenreChildren's picture book
PublisherAtheneum Books
Publication date
[E] 20
LC ClassPZ8.3.D443 May 1989

May I Bring a Friend? is a 1964 book by Beatrice Schenk de Regniers. It tells the story of a well mannered boy who frequently gets invited to visit the king and queen. The first time he goes, he asks if he can bring a friend the next time he visits. When they say yes, he always brings different types of exotic animals who are also well mannered. The illustrator, Sir Beni Montresor, won the Caldecott Medal for this book for his jewel-like illustrations.[1]


  1. ^ American Library Association: Caldecott Medal Winners, 1938 - Present. URL accessed 27 May 2009.
Preceded by
Where The Wild Things Are
Caldecott Medal recipient
Succeeded by
Always Room for One More