I'm Sorry

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I have a friend I love the best.

Having a best friend makes life so much better. but even best friends fight, and when that happens, "I'm sorry" is the hardest thing to say.

From internationally acclaimed author Sam McBratney and award-winning illustrator Jennifer Eachus comes a sensitive picture book that will strike a chord with every child who has quarreled with a friend.

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Overview

I have a friend I love the best.

Having a best friend makes life so much better. but even best friends fight, and when that happens, "I'm sorry" is the hardest thing to say.

From internationally acclaimed author Sam McBratney and award-winning illustrator Jennifer Eachus comes a sensitive picture book that will strike a chord with every child who has quarreled with a friend.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
Soft pastel colors illustrate this tale of friendship and a falling-out between two preschoolers. The little boy tells the story of his "friend I love the best," with whom he plays and laughs. The pictures show all the things they do together. Then he turns angry. "I SHOUTED at my friend today, / and she SHOUTED back at me." The children are angry, and they are sad, but after a time apart thinking things over, they tell each other, "I'm sorry." There's a rather nice tension here, especially in the angry scenes, between the soft sweetness of the art style and the anger and sadness on the children's faces and in their postures. Seldom is such intense emotion in young children shown in picture book illustrations. Both words and illustrations will undoubtedly strike a chord with preschoolers, as well as their teachers and parents, making this a good choice of a story to help get through difficult times. 2000, HarperCollins, $15.95. Ages 3 to 7. Reviewer: Linnea Hendrickson
School Library Journal
PreS-K-Even the closest friendship must weather the occasional storm. Such is the case with a preschool boy and girl who share in all kinds of creative play. Theirs is a relationship made in heaven until harsh words are spoken and they shout at one another. The boy describes his anger, feigned indifference, sadness, and loneliness all resulting from the spat. He muses that if his friend were as sad as he is "She would come and say, `I'm sorry,' and I would say sorry, too." While the youngster's desire for reconciliation is admirable, these sentiments give a mixed message about apologizing. Additionally, the cause of the disagreement is not explained in either the pictures or the text. Since many young children are very concerned with issues of fairness, this omission may be troubling, even though the point is clearly not to assign blame to either child. Lovely illustrations represent the preschoolers and their familiar surroundings with a softened realism. Renderings of the children's faces are especially effective in conveying the emotions McBratney describes. Despite some modest quibbles with the story line, this gentle vignette nicely portrays a friendship between the genders.-Rosalyn Pierini, San Luis Obispo City-County Library, CA Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.|
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780060799274
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 1/3/2006
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 452,742
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.87 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.09 (d)

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.

Jennifer Eachus studied graphic design in England at the Liverpool College of Art and worked as a preschool teacher before becoming a full-time illustrator. She is the illustrator of The Big Big Sea, written by Martin Waddell, and winner of the Benson and Hedges Gold Award for Illustration. Ms. Eachus lives with her husband and three children in Wales.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 20, 2001

    I recommend it!!

    Great book, even for grown-ups. You marry your best friend right? Well, get this book and give it to them if you ever get into a fight. Its a great way to say 'I'm sorry'. Trust me, it works, I've done it. Plus it teaches children the importance of friendship and apologizing to loved ones, including their friends.

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