New Friends, True Friends, Stuck-Like-Glue Friends

New Friends, True Friends, Stuck-Like-Glue Friends

by Virginia Kroll, Rose Rosely
     
 

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Wriggly friends
Squiggly friends
Laughing and giggling friends
All-kinds-of weather friends
Always-together friends
This whimsical look at friendship presents boys and girls playing together in a variety of settings. Combining Virginia Kroll's bouncy lyrics with Rose Rosely's vibrant gouache illustrations, this book shows the many…  See more details below

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Wriggly friends
Squiggly friends
Laughing and giggling friends
All-kinds-of weather friends
Always-together friends
This whimsical look at friendship presents boys and girls playing together in a variety of settings. Combining Virginia Kroll's bouncy lyrics with Rose Rosely's vibrant gouache illustrations, this book shows the many ways kids can enjoy each other's company every day.This inviting picture-book will give youngsters a warm introduction to relationships.

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Children's Literature"With about eight words per double-page spread, this deceptively simple text celebrates differences and shows us that people of all ages, colors, sexes, and even species can be good friends."
Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Kroll's (I Wanted to Know All About God) text and cartoon animator Rosely's art share perkiness aplenty, but neither extends the value of the other. The three-part rhymes don't lead anywhere: the statement ``Wriggly friends/ Squiggly friends/ Laughing and giggly friends'' accompanies a random scene of a school hallway, for instance. The brightly hued gouaches of multiracial children come from the simplicity school of cartooning, where large round heads top undersize, boxy bodies. The style is larky but perhaps not suited to the task: the Asian American children end up with slits for eyes, the African Americans list toward the beige end of the colored space. A slight offering. Ages 3-5. (Oct.)
Children's Literature - Judy Silverman
With about eight words per double-page spread, this deceptively simple text celebrates differences and shows us that people of all ages, colors, sexes and even species can be good friends. The illustrations are also deceptively primitive.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802852021
Publisher:
Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company
Publication date:
12/22/1999
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
10.01(w) x 8.99(h) x 0.13(d)
Age Range:
5 - 10 Years

Meet the Author


Virginia Kroll was born in Buffalo, New York. She attendedthe State University of New York at Buffalo and CanisiusCollege and later became a fifth-grade teacher in theBuffalo area. She has written numerous short stories,articles, poems, and books, including I Wanted to KnowAll about God (Eerdmans, 1994) and Masai and I(Four Winds Press, 1992). Virginia is married and has sixchildren, one grandchild, and 49 pets.

An artist and animator living in Grand Rapids, Michigan.Her work has been commissioned by internationalcorporations, and she has produced animation for theNational Wildlife Federation and the Children's TelevisionWorkshop.

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