Chen follows up a celebration of unlikely siblings in Guji Guji (2004) with an equally captivating look at an
unusual friendship. As related in parallel split-page narratives, Artie the lion gets extensive instruction from his
father in hunting yummy rabbits, while Julie the rabbit's father carefully trains her to escape fierce lions.
Simultaneously venturing out into the wild, the two younglings stuff themselves on jellyberries, take refuge
from a storm in the same cave and instantly bond. After a day of playing leaping and roaring games, the two
return to their respective homes and relate to their befuddled parents a
role-reversing bedtime story about making friends. The two new friends' meeting and play take place on traditional full pages, splitting again as
they go their separate ways home--a nifty device. Though Julie's large, red spike heels strike an odd visual note,
the pictures' soft hues and smiling, simply drawn cartoon animal figures score high on child appeal. A worthy
addition to any "waging peace" list.