Sunday, October 23, 2016

Be A Friend by Salina Soon - ESSENTIAL

Yoon, Salina Be A Friend. PICTURE BOOK. Bloomsbury Publishing. 2016. $17.99. Content: G. 

Dennis is a mime who is quiet and acts everything out just like mimes do. He does things differently than other kids, and he doesn't mind a bit. Sometimes he gets lonely just like everyone does. Most kids think he is different and don't know how to act around him, but Joy understands him. 

This book illustrates that being different is a great and "normal" thing. Everyone feels a little odd sometimes. It is hard-warming to see that even when we feel like we don't fit in, there are always friends who understand us. Many lessons can be learned from a discussion after reading this story. The illustrations are unique and capture who Dennis really is. 

PRE-K & EL (K-3) - ESSENTIAL. Reviewer: Amy, Elementary Teacher. 

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