A Friend Like You By Frank Murphy & Charnaie Gordon Illustrated by Kayla Harren

Back of Book:

There’s nothing in the world like a wonderful friend. Friends are there to laugh with you and ready with a hug when you need one. There are forever friends and brand new friends. Friends for adventures and friends for cozy days indoors. Friends who are just like you and friends who are nothing like you at all. In this book, celebrate ALL the marvelous ways to be a friend!

My Review:

I received a copy of this picture book from Sleeping Bear Press in exchange for an honest review.

A Friend Like You By Frank Murphy and Charnaie Gordon is a lovely ode to the different ways that friendships can be tended. Each page focuses on a different trait that is important for friends to have. The stanzas explore concepts such as being a curious friend, being a forgiving friend, being a thoughtful friend, and more. Each bit of advice is reinforced with examples that allow readers to recognize how they can implement the concepts in their own friendships. The illustrations by Kayla Harren are charming and vibrant. The back of the book includes an author’s note about friendship as well as a letter-writing activity. is a must-have for classrooms and home libraries.

Ages 5 and up

32 Pages 

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