Cover image for The best of friends
Title:
The best of friends
Author:
Vainio, Pirkko.
Personal Author:
Uniform Title:
Freunde. English
Publication Information:
New York : North-South Books, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations (all color) ; 29 cm
Summary:
Despite their physical differences, best friends Hare and Bear laugh together, play together, and share special moments.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
AD 410 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 2.7 0.5 40608.

Reading Counts RC K-2 2.4 1 Quiz: 31629 Guided reading level: K.
Added Author:
ISBN:
9780735811515

9780735811508
Format :
Book

Available:*

Library
Call Number
Material Type
Home Location
Status
Central Library PIC. BK. Juvenile Fiction Childrens Area-Picture Books
Searching...
Newstead Library PIC. BK. Juvenile Fiction Picture Books
Searching...
Clearfield Library PIC. BK. Juvenile Fiction Picture Books
Searching...
East Aurora Library PIC. BK. Juvenile Fiction Picture Books
Searching...
Grand Island Library PIC. BK. Juvenile Fiction Picture Books
Searching...
Anna M. Reinstein Library PIC. BK. Juvenile Fiction Picture Books
Searching...
West Seneca Library PIC. BK. Juvenile Fiction Picture Books
Searching...
Williamsville Library PIC. BK. Juvenile Fiction Picture Books
Searching...
Julia Boyer Reinstein Library PIC. BK. Juvenile Fiction Picture Books
Searching...
Audubon Library PIC. BK. Juvenile Fiction Picture Books
Searching...
Eggertsville-Snyder Library PIC. BK. Juvenile Fiction Picture Books
Searching...
Lancaster Library PIC. BK. Juvenile Fiction Picture Books
Searching...
Frank E. Merriweather Library PIC. BK. Juvenile Fiction Picture Books
Searching...

On Order

Summary

Summary

Friends can come in all shapes and sizes, as Pirkko Vainio shows in this story about two disparate but devoted friends. Hare is little. Bear is big. Hare likes carrots. Bear prefers fish. Despite their differences, they are friends. They help one another. They laugh together and play together and share special moments together. They are friends -- Little Hare and Big Bear.


Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Ages 3^-5. This sweet, simple story of friendship will appeal to the preschool crowd, many of whom are just beginning to form real friendships of their own. Hare and Bear are very different. Hare is little and Bear is big. Bear likes fish and Hare likes carrots. Despite their differences, they become the best of friends. Appealing watercolor illustrations trace the course of the friendship with double-page spreads that depict the pair's happy daytime adventures and peaceful nights, with Hare snuggling deep into the warmth of Bear's fur. Kids learn a little about hibernation and what hares and bears like to eat, but most importantly they learn that differences can actually enhance a friendship. --Lauren Peterson


School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 1-In spite of their tremendous difference in size, Hare and Bear enjoy playing together. Lovely, delicate watercolor washes fill the oversized pages with the summer meadows and rocks of their playground, and then change to cold winter scenes when it's time for Bear to hibernate. When spring comes again, Hare awakens his friend and they sit on the rocks contentedly watching the sunset and anticipating the days to follow. The book would fit several units, including seasons, size, and lifestyle differences. It could definitely be used to spark discussion on the nature of being a friend. These endearing pals should be welcome in any picture-book collection.-Judith Constantinides, formerly at East Baton Rouge Parish Main Library, LA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Google Preview