I’m a sucker for picture books with big illustrations and this one certainly fits the bill! With its simple lines and bright colors, Adam Relf brings to life a fox, a bunny and a squirrel in his debut book about making friends.
When fox wants someone to play with his mother suggests that he go outside and make a friend. Fox takes her literally and begins to assemble sticks, apples and nuts in his effort to “make” a friend. When his newly built “friend” doesn’t respond to him, he asks a passing bunny and squirrel for help. Together they “make” bigger friends, still yielding the same result. Defeated, Fox’s mother helps him understand that he actually did make friends, just not in the way that he’d imagined he would.
This is a great story to introduce a lesson on friendship to preschoolers or early elementary aged children. For a subject that is not overdone, Fox Makes Friends is one of the best options I’ve found to share on this important social skill.
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