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A Friend Hardcover – March 1, 2009


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 and up
  • Grade Level: Preschool and up
  • Hardcover: 36 pages
  • Publisher: Kane/Miller Book Pub; First American edition (March 1, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1935279009
  • ISBN-13: 978-1935279006
  • Product Dimensions: 0.3 x 8.4 x 10.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,022,007 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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In this stirring picture book, dozens of lively, detailed scenarios show that friendship means bonding and loyalty—and also independence and freedom. First published in Germany, this title speaks to universal feelings and relationships, across generation, gender, race, class, disability, and place. In one scene, a boy has the courage to tell a girl the truth about herself, instead of laughing at her, as everyone else does. On another spread, an elderly woman holds a boy when he needs comfort, and she lets him go when he asks her to. Each immediate situation could be a story of its own, and kids can fill in their own experiences as they view each situation. A powerful offering that explores the difference between solitude and loneliness, and the human need for both connection and space, trust and independence. Preschool-Grade 1. --Hazel Rochman

About the Author

Anette Bley studied painting, drawing and graphic design in the USA and Germany, earning her degree as a master student of Robin Page in Munich in 1996.

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Format: Hardcover
What is a friend? This is the question so charmingly explored in this delightful children's picture book. Gorgeously illustrated in full-color by author/illustrator Anette Bley, "A Friend" has simple text that is nevertheless meaningful, conveying in a few words what true friendship really is. The illustrations are not just beautiful, but evocative and humorous.

This picture-book is great for reading aloud and suitable for preschoolers and up.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on May 18, 2009
Format: Hardcover
A Friend is a charming children's picturebook about friendship. The thoughtful text and adventurous color illustrations list various qualities and wonderful things that true friends share. "I'm glad I have a friend to play with... / ...on rainy days. / Someone to get in trouble with... / ...when I feel like playing tricks. / Someone to dance and laugh with... / ...when I am happy." A lovely and heartwarming picturebook, highly recommended.
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By T. Grady on January 3, 2014
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This book illustrates the world of friendship in a way that made me really happy. Sadly no longer in print.
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For our kindergarten son, this is a frequently requested book. He laughs but appreciates the clear definition of friendship in the dimensions of actions a true friend can take. The book focuses both on someone needing a friend and how to be a friend. Just when kindergarten and the challenge of getting along and "being or not the best friend (of the day)," this book has offered some comfort for our son ... especially with the sprinkling of humor. And of course, it is a joy to read. Our 4 year old daughter loves it too.
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