Monday, June 22, 2015

Must Read Monday: Must Read Books About Friendship!


The theme this week for Must Read Monday is must read books about friendship!  Having friends is such wonderful thing!  It is great to spend time with friends - laughing, talking, and being comfortable just being you!  This is an important skill to talk about in your classroom as well.  Some children need reminders about how to be a friend and stories are a great way to share this information.  The Kindergarten Connection and I would love to know what your favorite book(s) about friendship are.  You can link up with us and/or leave us a comment down below!



Dont Fidget A Feather by Erica Silverman is one of my all time favorites for sure.  It is the story of Duck and Gander, two friends who are competitive.  They want to know who is the one and forever champion of champions so they decide to have a freeze in place contest.  Whoever moves, loses.  They stay still while bees buzz around them, rabbits hop through them, etc. and they even stay still when a fox comes along and puts them in a bag.  The fox wants to eat them and is preparing a pot of boiling water.  The animals still don't move.  However, when the Gander is about to be thrown in the pot of boiling water, Duck is faced with a dilemma.  Is Gander too afraid to move?  Does he move, save his friend, and lose the contest?  Who will end up being the one and forever champion of champions?  This is a story of true friendship!


 The Ice Cream King by Steve Metzger is a cute story about how things are more fun with a friend.  A young boy goes to an ice cream shop with his mom and ends up in a dream world of ice cream, castles and everything he could possibly want.  He is all alone and finally he realizes something is missing.  What is that you ask?  A friend!  Life is better when you get to share things with others.


Corduroy by Don Freeman is such a sweet story.  I don't think this story is new to many of you, but it is a sweet tale for sure.  It is quite the adventure for a little teddy bear and a little girl who end up finding each other.  When they get together at the end of the story, they realize that they are friends...........and they always wanted a friend!


How Do Dinosaurs Play with Their Friends? by Jane Yolen and Mark Teague is a great story of friendship and also a good one to read at the beginning of the year.  This story talks about how to play with friends nicely, how to share, and how to listen.  I like this story because it gives non-examples of friendship and ends with good examples of what it means to be a friend.  



Are you always on the lookout for new books?  Do you have favorites to share?  Follow along each Monday this summer, and if you like, link up with us!  You can also leave a comment about your favorite books down below.


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7 comments:

  1. Corduroy is a great book! Have you ever watched the scholastic video that goes along with it? My kids LOVE that one. We watch it several times a year.
    MissSarahsoda

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    1. Hi! I haven't watched the scholastic video but will have to look it up! Thanks so much for sharing that.
      Suzanne

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  2. This is an AWESOME linky and I'm so glad I found it before I missed too many weeks!! I too LOVE 'Don't Fidget a Feather!', it's one of the books I wrote about this week! I love 'Corduroy' of course, and I'll have to add 'How Dinosaurs Play with Their Friends' to my list! I've never heard of 'The Ice Cream King' but I love Metzger so will have to check that one out too!
    Thank you so much for hosting such an awesome link up, I'm so excited to share my favorite books and learn about more books to add to my Must Have Lists!! :-)

    Warmest Wishes,
    Erin
    www.kinderdragons.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi Erin! I love that you know "Don't Fidget a Feather!" It is such a sweet story. It is a great story and the children get the competition aspect with the two friends.
      Suzanne

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  3. Corduroy is a classic! Love that book! The Ice Cream King is such a cute one!! I read that to my students at the end of the year when we had our "Ice Cream Themed Day." They loved it!! Thanks for sharing these books!

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  4. Thank you so much for the linky - I love adding tried & true faves to my read aloud list :) Jen

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  5. I love Corduroy! I remember my mom reading it to me when I was little - :) So sweet! I am loving checking out all these great books!

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