How to Grow A Friend

How to Grow A Friend

Book - 2015
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"The challenge of making friends is one that most kids face, especially at the start of a new school or after a move."--
Publisher: New York : Random House, ©2015.
ISBN: 9780385376693
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) :,colour illustrations ;,23 cm.


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May 26, 2015

SUMMARY: "To grow a friend, first plant a seed in good soil." This book parallels building a friendship with growing a plant. Both need plenty of time, care and love. And the best part of all is, "There is always room for one more."

ILLUSTRATIONS: The illustrations are very unique. They look like paper cutouts. They are colorful, creative, fun, and give a feeling of positive energy.

THE GOOD: There were many sweet moments in this story. I loved when the two friend shared an umbrella to stay dry and when one friend talked and the other one listened. This book is a very good example of the many things it takes to be a good friend. It uses how to take care of a plant as a metaphor. You water a plant, and you water a friend through play.
THE NOT AS GOOD: In some parts the metaphor is a bit deep for the younger children. For example: "And don't let your friend get stuck in the weeds." There is a picture of hands sticking up from the ground. Despite this, children will enjoy the story of friendship.


MelSJCPL Apr 03, 2015

Super cute picture book about friendship using gardening as a metaphor.

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