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Timmy's new friend
Dierssen, Andreas.
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Toddels tollster Freund. English
Publication Information:
New York : North-South Books, [2004]

Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 30 cm
Timmy, a little hare, learns tolerance and forgiveness when he plays ball with a boistrous bear cub.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 2.7 0.5 114601.
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J PIC. BK. Juvenile Fiction Picture Books
J PIC. BK. Juvenile Fiction Picture Books
J PIC. BK. Juvenile Fiction Picture Books

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The hero of ""Timid Timmy"" returns in a new adventure that once again speaks to common childhood concerns. Timmy and his friend Rocket are having a great time playing with Timmy's new ball. When a burly bear cub asks to join their game, Timmy is at first reluctant. Who ever heard of a hare being friends with a bear? But Bruno proves to be a fine playmate -- if a bit overwhelming at times. A frightening run-in with a hungry fox and a timely rescue by brave Bruno help Timmy realize that accidents can happen and a brave (and strong) bear makes a fine friend indeed.

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School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 2-Timmy and his pal Rocket, the young hares who starred in Timid Timmy (North-South, 2003), are back for another subtle lesson, this time learning to forgive. While they are playing with Timmy's new red ball, Bruno asks to join the fun. Timmy is hesitant at first because he has never played with a bear before but quickly agrees. The cub proves to be a very strong, clever, and slightly overzealous playmate and in the end, he accidentally squashes the ball and Timmy tells him never to come back. The next afternoon, when a bully threatens him, Bruno comes to his rescue and all is forgiven. The simple, straightforward narrative has just the right amount of tension for the intended audience. The cheery, playful illustrations add a light touch and keep the story from becoming overbearing. Children who have felt out of their league with well-intended but energetic playmates will empathize with Timmy. A good choice for both storyhours and one-on-one reading.-Wendy Woodfill, Hennepin County Library, Minnetonka, MN (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.