JUVENILE NONFICTION / Social Topics / Friendship JUVENILE NONFICTION / Social Topics / Manners & Etiquette JUVENILE NONFICTION / Social Topics / Emotions & Feelings
Young readers learn to make, get to know, and play with a new friend in five minutes with these fun activities
"Who better to teach friendship than the pals on Sesame Street? This title helps children build valuable social-emotional skills. The engaging layout incorporates bold background colors and full-color photographs of real children and puppets. A diverse array of children are depicted. Pages with the familiar characters include text in dialogue bubbles, as if they are speaking directly to readers. Other instructional text gently guides children toward best practices for making friends: Ask them questions. Share your toys. Practice tongue twisters. There are jokes and game ideas included, too. The text is simple and direct. The book includes a table of contents, glossary, index, additional resources, and other nonfiction staples. VERDICT An indispensable addition to a collection serving young children."—School Library Journal—Journal
Marie-Therese Miller writes nonfiction books for children and teens. Her most recent books include Handling Depression, Crayola Our Colorful Earth: Celebrating the Natural World, It's All Art: From Drawing to Dress-Up with Sesame Street, and A Dog's Best Friend: A Sesame Street Guide to Caring for Your Dog. Miller earned her PhD in English from St. John's University, where her academic focus was James Thurber and humor. She teaches Children's and YA Literature at Marist College. Miller and her husband, John, have five children and a grandson.