From School Library Journal
PreS–Though it lacks the internal cohesion and satisfying conclusion of Four Friends Together
(Candlewick, 2003), this follow-up tale nonetheless holds lots of appeal, thanks to Heap's bold, playful acrylic illustrations and lovable characters. Florentina, a great big flowery bear; Rachel, a rabbit; Seymour, a sheep; and a little girl named Mary Clare enjoy the outdoors. When a butterfly lands on Florentina's foot, she calls everyone over to see it, but it flies away before they have a chance. The companions race around the garden chasing it, but the butterfly only comes to see them once they sit still and remain quiet–and by then, Florentina has disappeared. All ends happily, however, as she appears just in time to serve lemonade to her friends and greet the butterfly, which lands on her nose. The interactions among the characters are real and caring, and the simple text and colorful illustrations will work well in toddler storytimes.–Kathleen Kelly MacMillan, Maryland School for the Deaf, Columbia
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"The pleasures and difficulties of sharing are warmly demonstrated. Jostling for position, respecting each other, not leaving anyone out... all are touched on." The Guardian on "Four Friends Together" The sequel to "Four Friends Together"."
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