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A Friend Is Someone Who Likes You Hardcover – September 26, 1983


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 - 8 years
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers; Anv edition (September 26, 1983)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0152296786
  • ISBN-13: 978-0152296780
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 4.2 x 7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #324,176 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

JOAN WALSH ANGLUND’s books have been beloved by readers of all ages for more than forty years. Her classics include A Friend Is Someone Who Likes You, which was a New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Book of the Year. She lives in rural New England.

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Author and artist Joan Walsh Anglund has sold more than 45 million children's and adult gift books worldwide. She is best known for her writing on the themes of love, spirituality, and friendship. She has published more than 95 books, including Andrews McMeel's The Brave Cowboy; Love Is the Best Teacher; My Sister, My Friend; A Patchwork of Love; A Christmas Alphabet; Between Friends; Happy Birthday; You Are Loved; and Baby Dear. She lives in Connecticut with her husband.

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The color illustrations are absolutely lovely.
ubalu
It was one of the first books I learned to read by myself.
Book Club Mom
This book is a comforting, precious childhood memory.
Carolyn Gentry

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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 14, 2000
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
How delighted I was to see that this lovely book is still in print. It was given to me when I was a little girl and I bought it for my daughter and one of her friends. The sentiments are wonderful and its petite size makes it so portable. This is a book that resides on a special shelf in our daughter's room and is definitely read at bedtime.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 14, 1999
Format: Hardcover
This book is a sweetheart. It makes you and your child feel good. I would recommend this to any parent, along with the book, "Love is a Special Way of Feeling".
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Carolyn Gentry on July 26, 2001
Format: Hardcover
This book is a comforting, precious childhood memory. As an adult reading it to my children, it still gives me a warm breezy feeling. My children love it and find it thought provoking and soothing.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Robert Boyle on May 1, 2012
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In his "Essay on Criticism" -- and I wish I could remember the entire couplet -- Alexander Pope said that the best writer was the one who wrote about what everyone knew, but "was ne'er so well expressed. I am a 58 years male, and a half century ago I received a copy of "A Friend is Someone Who Likes You" from my maternal grandmother. Just a half hour ago I received a sad note from an old friend of some twelve years who was despondent about recently losing many of her "fair-weather" friends. She lamented this loss and wondered aloud to me about friendship, and what it was and if it was real. I immediately thought of of Anglund's book and quoted the title (which is the first of the many epigrams in this book) to my friend in my reply.

You can give kids all the toys and junk food and pop-thrills and other indulgences you like (kids do need *some* indulgences), but, as my grandmother knew, you need to give them life-sustaining things as well (my friend calls them her "eggs" -- the DNA of the soul). This book (and Anglund's "Love is a Special Way of Feeling" which I also got from my gram) are indeed DNA for the Self; it offers simple, clear, core thoughts about vital aspects of personhood. This book can be read in one minute and set aside, but it will be remembered (by the child who is not already forever lost in cynicism and despair and self-loathing) for decades. I keep mine (still) on a shelf alongside my graduate tomes on philosophy and wisdom (Plato, Aristotle, Boethius, Hume, Neitzsche, Russell, Heidegger, Lao-Tse and assorted sacred texts of the major faiths as well as of science and math). This book is as pithy as any of them. It is not sentimentality, or sentiment -- it is not doctrine or dogma; it is truth that does not grow old or wear out.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By ubalu on February 27, 2013
Format: Hardcover
This is a children's book, but adults will enjoy it, too. The author is resourceful, and gives the wonderful message that a friend is not always a human being. Animals, nature, and nature's creatures can all be friends-pets, tree, stream, wind are mentioned-beautiful message for children. Subtle messages like a friend may be available, but one may not always notice it and think that one has no friends. The importance of reaching out is pointed out well. She ends the book with a message of hope. The color illustrations are absolutely lovely.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Sally on April 1, 2013
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A charming and simple way to help children realize there are many relationships other than peers that can give them "warm fuzzies". Simple words for a young reader and practical encouragement especially to a child who might feel left out or loney.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Book Club Mom on July 7, 2014
Format: Hardcover
I love this book. It was one of the first books I learned to read by myself. It’s a quiet, thoughtful book that reminds me of being a girl and going outside by myself, to look for a friend. The author points out that friends come in all forms and explains friendship in a simple way, that “a friend is someone who likes you.”

It can be a boy…
It can be a girl…
or a cat… or a dog…
or even a white mouse.

Anglund tells you that a friend can also be a tree with a swing, a babbling brook or even the wind. The wind is your friend because: It is always with you wherever you go, and that’s how you know it likes you. I love thinking about this!

Anglund even explains how sometimes you might not notice that someone likes you. That’s when you should stop rushing and look around carefully for that special someone who is smiling at you.

This is a gentle book about friendship and quiet smiles, explaining that some people have a lot of friends, some have quite a few, But everyone… everyone in the whole world has at least one friend. I still remember how special I felt when I read this book. I got it when I was six and I have saved it all these years. It was published in 1958 and is the first of Anglund’s many books.

Anglund is also the illustrator of all her books. In the children, she captures innocence and wonder, whose only features are dots for eyes and rounded faces. Do you remember these faces? I do and my parents still have the Anglund dolls that sat on my bed when I was a girl.
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On June 10 in 1968 I received a small booklet "A friend is someone who likes you" from my German pen pal Christa Dittmann. She made it by drawing a whole book with pencils that it took her several weeks to complete. I was in college in Korea at that time and she was working with telephone company, but she wanted to be a kindergarten teacher. Forty-six years later I got the original book "A friend is Someone Who Likes You." It is amazing and emotional to see her small gift(but precious treasure to me) and her talent of drawing. The only difference between hers and the original book is the flag that a boy is holding on his shoulder shown on page "Some people have lots of friends..." She replaced the American flag with the Korean flag instead. Unfortunately we lost the track of each other long time ago. She has lived in Nuernberg(Nuremberg). I live in Rio Rancho, New Mexico, and retired. I hope we will meet someday soon.....Who knows she could read my nostalgic comment and meet again? This book is still touching regardless of age.
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