Bear has lots of friends if you count her toys, but she’s not sure how to make real friends. And she especially wants to be friends with Koala and Lamb. They both have fluffy ears and like green things. What’s a timid bear to do?
Luckily Bear discovers that friends don't have to like all the same things; they just have to find things they enjoy doing together. And Bear is great at that.
A story about making friends while keeping the qualities (and quirks!) that make
"A friendship tale that stands out for its unusual visuals and modeling of a flexible, supportive threesome. "
" This book is beautifully illustrated with photographs of the artist’s signature soft sculptures, as her previous picture books have been... How to Make Friends: A Bear’s Guide is a perfect book to share with kids aged four and up who are struggling to fit in or reconcile their love of quiet activities with their desire to make friends."
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"This cleverly presented book is reminiscent of Jim Henson’s “Muppets” books...How to Make Friends: A Bear's Guide will be a welcome resource in the classroom for teachers who are helping their students negotiate the tricky friendship road."
"How to Make Friends – A Bear’s Guide is more than a read-out-loud book about making friends and being yourself. It is a lovely visual experience which is sure to engender all sorts of conversations between children and adults about the characters and the process involved in making them and their clothes as well as the message the book conveys."
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