Monday, August 01, 2016

Book Review: Be a Friend

BE A FRIEND by Salina Yoon is a heartwarming picture book exploring individuality and friendship.
Dennis expresses himself through mime. While other children talk with friends and play with toys, Dennis uses his imagination for amusement. Over time, Dennis becomes lonely and is thrilled to meet another child who shares his passion for mime.
Yoon’s use of brown paper and the color red are inventive additions to her already appealing illustrations. Children will enjoy the illustrator’s nod to Marcel Marceau woven throughout the book.
Librarians will find this quiet picture book to be an effective tool in talking to children about individual differences, courage, and self-acceptance.
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Published by Bloomsbury on January 5, 2016. ARC Courtesy of the publisher.