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My Best Friend Moved Away

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From playing soccer to sharing secrets to sitting together on the bus, best friends do everything together. So what do you do when your best friend moves away? Will there be fun times ahead when you don't have a best friend to share them with? Nancy Carlson's heartfelt story and illustrations will help ease the pain of saying good-bye, while reassuring young readers that they can make new friends even as they keep the old ones close to heart.

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Overview

From playing soccer to sharing secrets to sitting together on the bus, best friends do everything together. So what do you do when your best friend moves away? Will there be fun times ahead when you don't have a best friend to share them with? Nancy Carlson's heartfelt story and illustrations will help ease the pain of saying good-bye, while reassuring young readers that they can make new friends even as they keep the old ones close to heart.

After her best friend moves away, a little girl misses the special times they had together.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
A young girl laments the move of her best friend. They did everything together! She recounts their many experiences from infancy. They even shared chicken pox. She frets about now being bored and wonders whether she'll ever have a best friend again. The final pages show a moving van bringing a new family's furniture into the vacant house of the friend who has moved away. Predictably, the new family has a girl who will fill the role of next best friend nicely. This picture book tells a familiar story well, with uncluttered text and supportive illustrations. The colorful but flat pictures show marvelous facial expressions, even on the dog. The borderline design for the girl's memories of the friendship is in contrast to the depiction of the present day images. Everything works for young readers in this book. It will also serve as a good read-aloud in the K-2 classrooms. 2001, Viking, $15.99. Ages 3 to 8. Reviewer: Jacki Vawter
School Library Journal
K-Gr 2-A best friend moves away, leaving the narrator to recall all they've shared. From soccer plays to chicken pox, kindergarten to arguments, readers will understand that this is one friend who can't be replaced. Luckily, by list's end, the new next-door neighbor and her dog approach the forlorn girl and her hound, and the foursome begins a friendly game of chase. Carlson uses bold, bright colors to illustrate this friendship in all its moods. The book will be useful for the recently lonely, as well as for sparking discussion of what makes a friendship unique.-Gay Lynn Van Vleck, Henrico County Library, Glen Allen, VA Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761389545
  • Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 1/28/2012
  • Series: Nancy Carlson Picture Bks
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 736,777
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.70 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 0.20 (d)

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