A Splendid Friend, Indeed
This is a wonderfully simple, bright and thoughtful story. The vocabulary and short sentences are suitable for very young readers and the messages gleaned about tenderness and friendship are appropriate for every age. It is amazing to me what can be taught with beautiful, emotion-filled images and very little text: time and attention are gifts we all have to give, persistence and optimism pay off eventually and kindness and friendship are appreciated (even by the people you least expect to show it). You can choose what to focus on each time you read it and guide your children to their own great conclusions; that is the magic of picture books and this story illustrates it perfectly!
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