Are You My Friend Today?

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“We are friends!
We spend our days together having lots of fun.”

Celebrate friendship! From pet parades and imaginary zoos to backyard picnics, summer swims, and running barefoot through the grass, Gyo Fujikawa captures the joy of childhood camaraderie and play. Her best friends sing, romp, dream, and occasionally argue—but always make up again! Brimming with adorable animals, busy babies, and carefree ...

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Overview

“We are friends!
We spend our days together having lots of fun.”

Celebrate friendship! From pet parades and imaginary zoos to backyard picnics, summer swims, and running barefoot through the grass, Gyo Fujikawa captures the joy of childhood camaraderie and play. Her best friends sing, romp, dream, and occasionally argue—but always make up again! Brimming with adorable animals, busy babies, and carefree children, Fujikawa's classic illustrations always charm.

Special friends have fun together playing, talking, and sharing.

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“This beautifully illustrated book captures the essence of childhood in its descriptions of different settings—at the park, at school or at a picnic-and the activities of children at play. Sometimes the activities are joyful, sometimes sad (like when one of the children is having a bad day) but all of them highlight the fun to be had with one's friends.” —The Children's Book Review
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 1-- This disjointed effort offers a hodgepodge of cuddly animals and cherubic children vaguely celebrating the joys of friendship. While Fujikawa's illustrations have a brightly colored child appeal, the composition is so jumbled that on one page readers find a child in a snowsuit skiing over a blazing summer sun, and on another, a child on a swing appears to be suspended over water and just about to strike an unsuspecting swimmer. The less-cluttered pages fare better, but unfortunately, the text offers nothing but sentence fragments and pseudo-poetry. Preschoolers may enjoy the cheerful pictures, but for a book with child appeal and substance, stick with Aliki's We Are Best Friends (Greenwillow, 1982). --Lori A. Janick, Parkwood Elementary School, Pasadena, Tex.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402780929
  • Publisher: Sterling Children's Books
  • Publication date: 9/4/2012
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 40
  • Sales rank: 522,776
  • Age range: 4 - 7 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.76 (w) x 11.62 (h) x 0.41 (d)

Meet the Author

Gyo Fujikawa (1908-1999) made a career in the advertising world and also enjoyed a lengthy stint at the Walt Disney Studios, where she designed the large-book version of Fantasia. In 1957, she illustrated her first picture book, A Child's Garden of Verses. Many others followed, some of which she also wrote. Babies, published in 1963, stands as a landmark: it was the first children's book to depict infants of all races and nations sharing growing experiences. Fujikawa's books have been translated into 17 languages and are read in more than 22 countries.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 28, 2014

    My granddaughter and I think this is the best book ever thank yo

    My granddaughter and I think this is the best book ever thank you Gyo Fujikawa for making this book!!!!!!!! 

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