Sunday, September 26, 2010

Book - Friends Forever

Having found a great friendship with each other and grown close, Kevin an Henderson wanted to always be together. When Henderson (a Mallard duck) wanted to leave Kevin’s house to stay at the pond down the street, Kevin was sad but knew his friend would be happier there. When Kevin had to move to the next city, they were both sad but they knew that there friendship had given them enough to remember each other with. Remembering the good time and knowing that when the opportunity presented itself, they would see each other again.

Making a new friend can be fun and exciting, but when you know one is going to move away, it can be sad and lonely too. Remembering all the fun and happy times with that friend and always knowing that they are in your heart helps to make the separation easier. No matter how large the separation is, whether it’s just a few blocks or across the country.

This is a great read aloud book, but it would also be a good read alone book for 1st or 2nd graders.
It has a gentle way of helping kids to understand how distance can be over come as long as you keep the friendship in your hearts. The illustrations are bright and colorful and help to bring the story to life. The fact that one of the friends is a duck helps to show that there is more than one way to make friends and more than one way you might lose a friend. My kids read it with me and enjoyed the memories of when Henderson and Kevin first met as well as their dreams of being together again. ( )

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