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May I Bring a Friend? Hardcover – February 1, 1971
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Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series, and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage. Pre-order the official script book today. Kindle | Hardcover
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Our first shot in this book is an image of a small boy holding an envelope proudly above his head. Says the text, "The King and Queen/ Invited me/ To come to their house/ On Sunday for tea". The boy is thrilled, but asks politely if he might bring a friend along. The rulers are peachy keen with this idea, so it's a bit of a shock when they find that the boy's friend is a giraffe. Still, all goes well. Next, the King and Queen repeat their invitation, this time for breakfast. The boy once more asks if a friend would be all right, they acquiesce, and lo and behold a hippo arrives and proceeds to eat all the food in sight. The monarchs are a bit perturbed by this, but it doesn't seem to mar their friendship with the boy since they once again invite him back for a Monday stew dinner. This time the boy brings monkeys. You have the gist of the book. Sometimes the boy brings lions, other times it's the odd elephant or seal. Finally, after a final invitation, the boy says, "No, no! My friends want you, instead/ To come and visit them...". So King, Queen, and lad have tea at the City Zoo. The final shot is of everyone in a bit cage, the royals hugging the boy who is grinning with glee.
It wasn't the ending I'd expected.Read more ›
Again, the key is repetition of the basic elements of the story with slight changes. (Sort of like Caps for Sale, is that still in print?) I really think this book helped teach me how to read, but I may be mistaken about that--it was a long time ago!
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such a cute children's book. i read it to my class every one of my 34 years as an elementary teacher.Published 22 months ago by pat ziman
What a lovely book! Buy it and read it with your kids and smile your head off. Highly recommended, indeed.Published on February 11, 2014 by julia alexander woolley
A person needs friends to talk to and be with. Also, children need to know how to ask in correct English for permission to do something that they want to do.Published on December 23, 2013 by Use another name
Caldecott Award Books are a must for every child's library. This book read just before a trip to a zoo, open a child's world to a wonder world that they can relate to.Published on December 23, 2012 by Carroll L. Van Duyn