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My Best Friend

My Best Friend

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by Mary Ann Rodman, E. B. Lewis
     
 

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It's summertime at the neighborhood pool, and Lily has her best friend picked out: Tamika. But Tamika already has a best friend and doesn't care about Lily. No matter how hard Lily tries to impress Tamika—from getting Mama to buy her a new bathing suit to having Daddy help her practice her dive—nothing works.

Told in Lily's honest first-person

Overview

It's summertime at the neighborhood pool, and Lily has her best friend picked out: Tamika. But Tamika already has a best friend and doesn't care about Lily. No matter how hard Lily tries to impress Tamika—from getting Mama to buy her a new bathing suit to having Daddy help her practice her dive—nothing works.

Told in Lily's honest first-person voice and paired with beautiful water color illustrations by E. B. Lewis, this charming story will help kids learn about what a true friend really is.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 1-3-Six-year-old Lily longs to be best friends with seven-year-old Tamika. For weeks she pines over the friendship that she believes they would share if not for Lily's babyish bathing suit or Tamika's distracting friend Shanice. In the end the youngster gives up on wanting a buddy who doesn't want her and finds someone even better with whom to share her summer. Rodman's honest text captures the girl's heartbroken disappointment and makes it real for young readers, and Lewis's shining, sun-drenched illustrations convey both the harshness and warmth of the bright days at the pool. This simple but powerful picture book speaks to the yearning outsider in every child. Consider it a first purchase for friendship-themed storytimes, bibliotherapy, and for its gorgeous, almost palpably liquid art.-Catherine Threadgill, Charleston County Public Library, SC Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
From the Publisher
"This simple but powerful picture book speaks to the yearning outsider in every child. Consider it a first purchase for friendship-themed storytimes, bibliotherapy, and for its gorgeous, almost palpably liquid art." -School Library Journal, starred review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780142408063
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
06/14/2007
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
738,702
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.50(h) x 0.13(d)
Lexile:
390L (what's this?)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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This simple but powerful picture book speaks to . . . every child. (School Library Journal)

Meet the Author

Mary Ann Rodman lives in Georgia. E. B. Lewis has won a Coretta Scott King Award as well as a Caldecott Honor. He lives in New Jersey.

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