I'll Always Be Your Friend

I'll Always Be Your Friend

by Sam McBratney, Kim Lewis
     
 

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No one likes to stop playing when they're having fun. So when Mother fox says its time to go home, her little fox tells her, "I'm not your friend anymore," and scampers off. But as daylight fades and dark shadows loom, little fox starts to have second thoughts.

Wilk his usual keen eye for the range of emotions of young children, Sam McBralney perfectly

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No one likes to stop playing when they're having fun. So when Mother fox says its time to go home, her little fox tells her, "I'm not your friend anymore," and scampers off. But as daylight fades and dark shadows loom, little fox starts to have second thoughts.

Wilk his usual keen eye for the range of emotions of young children, Sam McBralney perfectly captures the trust between a child testing out his independence and his mother, who reassures him "I'll always be your friend."

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
McBratney, author of the book Guess How Much I Love You, has succeeded in writing another heartwarming and comforting picture book for children. This time he chooses a mother fox and her son for the main characters. The foxes are playing games together when the mother fox tells her son that it is getting dark and time for them to go home. As many children do when they don't want to leave the fun behind, the young fox defies his mother and tells her that she is not his friend anymore. The mother slowly makes her way home while the young fox becomes afraid of being by himself. Eventually, he can't stand being alone and runs ahead to find his mother to make amends. Parents who face similar opposition with their children will appreciate this story, and children may be able to recognize themselves in the young fox. The soft lines and warm colors of the illustrations create the loving mood of the book. This book is highly recommended and is sure to become a well-loved classic. 2001, HarperCollins, $15.95. Ages 4 to 8. Reviewer:Melissa A. Caudill

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780060555481
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
03/16/2004
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
10.12(w) x 10.06(h) x 0.12(d)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Sam McBratney has been writing children's books for nearly thirty years. His bestselling book Guess How Much I Love You, illustrated by Anita Jeram, has sold more than 16 million copies worldwide and continues to sell a million copies a year. He lives outside of Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Kim Lewis is the author and illustrator of many picture books and is best known for her popular series featuring Floss the sheepdog. Her artwork is inspired by the Northumberland countryside, where she lives.

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