"A friend understands when you want to be alone... and when you don't." Elmo, Big Bird, Ernie, and the other well-loved Sesame Street characters show young readers what friendship is all about. Together, friends sing, swing, dress up, and mess up in this simple little book. Adorable, colorful pictures and lilting, repetitive text ensure that children will want to return again and again to this book with its positive message (mercifully lacking in moralizing). A nice contemporary touch: girls use tools to fix things for boys, and boys bake together. Anna Ross is faithful to the friendly Sesame Street educational style: never preaching and quietly funny. The book is printed on super-sturdy pages, perfect for the grabby hands of eager readers. (Ages 3 to 6) --Emilie Coulter
From the Inside Flap
Whether they're tasting, pasting, sliding, or riding, the Sesame Street characters as toddlers are busy demonstrating the positive aspects of having a friend.