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Review: Friendshape

July 31, 2015


Friendshape is an adorable picture book about friendship, obviously, by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Tom Lichtenheld.  The friends in this book are different shapes and colors but they play fair, stand behind each other, and make each other feel at home.  They stick together and support each other, most of the time, because, even the best of friends quarrel every once in a while.

The story in Friendshape is simple but the message is loud and clear:

Friends are a gift, because they fill our lives with joy and love.

I thought using shapes was very clever and loved the simple, eye-catching illustrations.  Parents can talk about shapes and colors as well as friendship and acceptance as they read this delightful book!  I recommend this book and will definitely be giving it for baby gifts.

kid konnection newI will link this up to Booking Mama’s Saturday feature, Kid Konnection. If you’d like to participate in Kid Konnection and share a post about anything related to children’s books (picture, middle grade, or young adult) from the past week, leave a comment as well as a link on her site.

Review copy provided by Scholastic. I am an Indiebound Affiliate.


12 Comments leave one →
  1. July 31, 2015 7:58 am

    A sweet message.

  2. July 31, 2015 8:43 am

    Sounds like a great way to combine topics!

  3. July 31, 2015 8:50 am

    Looks like a fun book any youngster would enjoy!

  4. July 31, 2015 9:29 am

    That message is something I try to live on a daily basis.

  5. July 31, 2015 2:21 pm

    I like the ideas in this children’s book. It sounds wonderful, Kathy.

  6. July 31, 2015 3:08 pm

    This sounds fantastic!

  7. Patty permalink
    July 31, 2015 3:35 pm

    This is the kind of book that makes me wish I was still teaching…so many activities can come from this!

  8. Literary Feline permalink
    July 31, 2015 7:32 pm

    This is cute. 🙂

  9. July 31, 2015 10:05 pm

    Lots of ways parents can you this to teach even the youngest child. I loved books like that when our kids were little!

  10. August 1, 2015 9:56 pm

    Aww so cute and great message!

  11. August 2, 2015 3:49 pm

    It sounds like “Flatland” for little kids! Seriously though, it looks like a cute book!

  12. bookingmama permalink
    August 8, 2015 12:02 pm

    Sounds adorable and it has a fantastic message.

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