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Friends to the End for Kids: The True Value of Friendship

Friends to the End for Kids: The True Value of Friendship

Bradley Trevor Greive
For ages 7 to 9
Andrews McMeel Publishing, 2006   ISBN: 978-0740756719

Life is rarely predictable. One minute you can be feeling on top of the world, and the next something happens that makes you feel truly miserable.  In either case there is one thing that you should have by your side; a friend. If you are happy you can share the moment with a friend and spread the goodness around, and if you are unhappy having someone to talk to who listens and cares can make all the difference in the world.

This unique book explores “The true value of friendship.” Using simple words and wonderful (often sweet or funny) photographs of animals, the author helps children to see that friendship is precious. After all, a friend is someone you can talk to about anything, someone you care about and who cares about you. Friends keep each other’s secrets and they “seem to know what you need without even saying a word.” They will watch your back, and they can always be counted on to come when you need them. Let’s not also forget that true friends have “loads of fun” when they are together.

Of course even the best of friends have “rough spots” because even the best of friends “drive each other crazy from time to time.” Thankfully, best friends forgive one another and move on.

This book will help children to remember that a true friend is priceless, and it would make a great gift.