Barney's Number Friends is a 1996 children's picture book that was adapted from a poem written by Mark S. Bernthal and illustrated by Darren McKee.
The book was later released by Scholastic and HIT Entertainment when Barney was purchased by HIT.
Get ready to count from 1 to 10 then do it again! This humorous, rhyming story featuring numbers as friendly characters will help young children learn to count and recognize numbers from one to forty.
Although this book features the same elements from the episode it was first told in, there are some added additions to spotlight each number individually on each spread. Added lines in the book were for the numbers 5, 7, and nine.
- This book was released the same day as Barney & BJ's Treehouse, one year after Happy Birthday Baby Bop! was released and four years after "Practice Makes Music" aired.