My Best Friend
With nameless main characters and spot on pacing, Julie Fogliano’s text celebrates the sheer joy of a first friendship: “she really likes laughing/she laughed for the whole entire day/especially when I pretended to be a pickle” and Jillian Tamaki’s (They Say Blue) endearing illustrations recall the style and warmth of Robert McCloskey, who brought many of us the wonder of blueberries and ducklings and so much more.
This treasure of a book belongs on every read-aloud-together list. For those lucky enough to have a home library, My Best Friend will quickly become a “read it again, please.”
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