Be a Friend Hardcover – Picture Book, Jan. 5 2016
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- Hardcover : 40 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1619639513
- ISBN-13 : 978-1619639515
- Item Weight : 399 g
- Product Dimensions : 28.65 x 1.17 x 22.38 cm
- Publisher : Bloomsbury USA Childrens (Jan. 5 2016)
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #172,099 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
- Customer Reviews:
"Gorgeous and profoundly moving, Be A Friend was an instant favorite with me and daughter. Salina Yoon has created a picture book that my family will keep going back to time and again." - Nicola Yoon, #1 NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author of EVERYTHING EVERYTHING
"Yoon, no stranger to odd-couple friendships . . . has changed tactics, creating a story about two people who just happen to see the world in a complementary way . . . Refreshingly, this story is not about overcoming shy or unusual behavior: no one ever makes Dennis speak, and no one teases him for the way he chooses to express himself. A sweet, visually striking story of friendship and acceptance." - starred review, Booklist
"This heartwarming book describes what it takes to be a friend . . . A wonderful book to use to encourage students to be themselves, to acknowledge that people are different, to introduce inferencing, to discuss disabilities, and to understand what it means to be a friend. Highly recommended." - School Library Connection
"It’s the art and design that truly shine in this work--in fact, the story can easily be interpreted by pre-readers through the pictures alone . . . Warm and nostalgic . . . Delightful artwork buoys this quiet celebration of imagination, uniqueness, and friendship." - School Library Journal
"A launchpad for discussions of individuality. Yoon's lively illustrations will encourage young readers to mime along with Dennis. Her use of red dotted lines to depict each pantomime will allow children to fill in the blanks using their imaginations. Adults will enjoy her eye for details, including a poster of Marcel Marceau in Dennis' wardrobe. A delightful story about the celebration of individuality and friendship." - Kirkus Reviews
"This comforting story successfully addresses the common fear of storms for a young audience . . . The storm's impact has no lasting power against a family's love." - School Library Journal on STORMY NIGHT
"A thoughtful, flawlessly executed exploration of theory of mind and emotional intelligence." - starred review, Publishers Weekly on FOUND
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What does it take to be a friend? Readers of this book will discover that it really begins with face to face interactions and this may serve as a reminder to build friendships by understanding each other. This story is all about honoring unique differences between individuals and being able to accept them as they are.
This book will be perfect in any friendship unit and is worthy of multiple reads in order to mine the understanding present in the gorgeous pictures that add additional depth to the storyline!
But also, a wonderful lesson for everyone!!!