Hector and Hummingbird (Nicholas John Frith, Arthur A. Levine Books, 2015)
Hector is a big brown bear and Hummingbird is, well, a hummingbird. Their differences in size make them seem like unlikely friends. Bear also appreciates peace and quiet while Hummingbird talks as incessantly as his wings beat. The story has a similar theme as many other picture books about friendship–life is more fun when you have someone to share it with. However, Hector and Hummingbird also includes humour, a fabulous colour palette, and a jungle creature search, making it one of my favourite picture books about the timeless topic of friendship.