FRIDAY BOOK SHARING!
What are you reading?
Today, I am thinking about friendship. And this is a book at the top of my list for young readers on the topic of friendship. Yes, Be a Friend by Salina Yoon is a must read – you need this book for your classroom, now matter what you teach! Read about this book (and its numerous awards & accolates) at Salina Yoon’s website. At its core, Be a Friend is a story about self-acceptance, courage, and being a friend. Dennis is “different.” He mimes while others show and tell. He is a tree while other children climb the tree. He is different from everyone else, and here lies the loneliness of this picture book. But Dennis meets Joy, and a friendship is formed. Joy accepts Dennis just as he is, and Dennis & Joy create a bond. The illustrations are inviting, and readers will quickly recognize the important words in large red typeface, matching the important title BE A FRIEND. After you read this book, you must head over to youtube and watch Emily Arrow’s song – yes a SONG – about Dennis’ story Be a Friend. So adorable and young reader will love every moment and find themselves singing along about this special friendship! Celebrate friends today and read this book to YOUR FRIENDS!