Offers a warm introduction to the ups and downs of friendship and a variety of activities while discussing how friends behave with one another and even the fact that it is all right to choose who not to be friends with.
Stephanie is a great reader, but not so great at making friends. She tries to play with others at recess who all turn her down, until she comes up with a way to use her knowledge learned from reading books to make friends!
Yelfred and Omek have been best frints since they were little blobbies. They play and snack, and sometimes they even fight, all in a language similar to but slightly different from, English. When Omek decides to borrow Yelfred's new spaceship without asking (and then crashes it), it sparks the biggest fight yet. Can these two best frints make up and move on?
Friends shape who we are. They make us laugh. They fill us with fun. They stand by us during life's up and downs. And even when we disagree with our friends, if they're tried-and-true, they don't stay bent out of shape for long. That's the beauty of a good buddy.
Louisa and Sara are best friends. They laugh together. They read together. They play together, but they always avoid Barry, the boy who lives across the street. Then one day Barry hangs a tire swing from the large tree on the hill, and things change. They all become friends . . . well, sometimes!
Elephant Gerald is down in the dumps. Piggie is determined to cheer him up by dressing as a cowboy, a clown, and even a robot! But what does it take to make a sad elephant happy? The answer will make even pessimistic elephants smile.
Clare and Mary do everything together. After all, they're best best friends. But on Mary's birthday, she gets a party, a shiny crown, and lots of attention--and Clare gets jealous. The best best friends get into a big, big fight. Only after Clare comes up with a way to make peace do the girls realize that between true friends, love triumphs over jealousy every time (even when it comes to crowns and cupcakes).