I Have a Friend

I Have a Friend

by Keiko Narahashi
     
 

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A small boy describes his special friend as short and fat or sometimes so tall he touches the treetops. His friend disappears at night but always returns with the morning sun. Who's the boy's special friend? He's his shadow! Full color.

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A small boy describes his special friend as short and fat or sometimes so tall he touches the treetops. His friend disappears at night but always returns with the morning sun. Who's the boy's special friend? He's his shadow! Full color.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
``I have a friend who lives in my house,'' says the small boy who narrates this simple story. His shadow friend follows him down the street and to the park; they ``hip-hop down the stairs'' and swim together at the beach. Sometimes the shadow ``is short and fat. And sometimes he is so tall he can touch the treetops.'' After disappearing at night, the shadow returns each morning with the sun, because ``he is yesterday's night left behind for the day.'' The stylized shadow has white slits for eyes and dances forth in varied sizes and shapessometimes in a realistic depiction of the child's movements, sometimes taking on an independent pose. Literal-minded readers may object to this approach, but the book remains an intriguing, poetic introduction to the world of shadows. Ages 4-8. (August)
Children's Literature - Patricia Timbrook
Bright watercolors within loose, free-spirited illustrations of a boy and his friend, his own shadow, paired with the brief, tight text, enhances the circle of fun all children can enjoy with their own shadows.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780689504327
Publisher:
Margaret K. McElderry Books
Publication date:
05/15/1987
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.29(w) x 11.33(h) x 0.38(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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