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Author: LaVonne Macke

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Publisher: Glitter Creek, Inc.,

Material: paperback

Summary: This is a book of a little boy and his only best friend. George is so happy to have a best friend that he does everything for him and wants to be with him all of the time. This picture book helps children understand that friendship is important, but it has boundaries, too.

Type of Reading: playtime reading, read aloud book

Recommended Age: read together: 4 to 8; read yourself: 7 to 9

Interest Level: 5 to 9

Age of Child: Read with a group of children ages 3 to 9. Students at W.M. Anderson Primary School, Kingstree, SC participated in this book review as part of our Use Your ABCs program.

Young Reader Reaction: The students were interested in finding out what George and his best friend liked to do. Some of the kids were able to relate to the story.

Adult Reader Reaction: I picked this out for the students. It was a heartwarming book. It is a good read aloud.

Pros: Children everywhere can relate to this book because they all have best friends and like to find out what all best friends like to do.

Cons: None.

Borrow or Buy: Borrow. This is a nice book to share.


Educational Themes: The story offers several opportunities to talk about friendship and ask "what would you do" questions. You could ask older kids to write a friendship story of their own.

Literary Categories: Fiction - animal characters, friendship, picture book

Date(s) Reviewed: December 2008

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