Like all good friends, Matthew and Tilly have an occasional tiff, but their friendship prevails despite their differences.
“There can never be too many books about the importance of friendship and forgiveness—especially when they are of this caliber.”—Publisher’s Weekly
“This modest story line swells with the visual excitement of Peck’s paintings . . . Their power lingers in the mind long after they have been seen.”—School Library Journal
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Rebecca C. Jones is the author of sixteen books for children. She's written for newspapers, magazines, textbooks, and even TV stations. Most of her books have been fiction, based on things that happened to her or to someone she knows. But her most recent booksand all of her newspaper and magazine articleshave been nonfiction, about things that really did happen. She especially likes learning and writing about real people who did interesting things a long time ago.
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I first read this book in first grade and I continue to read it to my cousins as a senior in high school.My favorite book of all time!
Great story for young children with lessons about friendship and forgiveness.
In short, Matthew and Tilly are the best of friends who do everything together. After spending so much time together, they have a fight and need some time apart. A short time later, they realize how much they miss each other and forgive one another and the resilience of their friendship returns. I love using this book with my students. Its a perfect text to use when talking about themes within a text. Children can understand having an argument in a relationship. Its a great book to show that relationships can have ups and downs, and how we can forgive each other.