You've Got a Friend in Me
Charming! The book's physical end-papers will give you an idea of the charm and whimsy in Clink's story: humorous blueprints for building at home a model of a robot who can burn toast while playing music at the same time!
But the heart of the story is Clink's commitment to finding the right friend and home - Clink is an out-dated robot who cannot clean, play baseball, cut hair or make chocolate chip cookies. It will take a special person to appreciate his unique toast burning, music making, dancing program.
Friends who appreciate and understand our gifts and foibles are priceless.
Ideas for Making it Real
Recently, Little Guy told his Mama that she would be his most favorite friend except she was his Mom! Children understand friends - those people who we like to be around and who like to be around us.
While they understand what a friend is, learning to be a good friend takes time, opportunity and an occasional assist:
Wohlleben, a German forester, is the author of the 2016 New York Times bestseller, The Hidden Life of Trees. He has two recent books for children, Can You Hear the Trees Talking? and Peter and the Tree Children.
Graham is an Australian author and illustrator of books primarily for very young children. Although he claims his first picture book was created by accident, he has published books which have earned the Nestle's Smarties Book Prize, the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award, the Kate Greenaway Medal, as well as receiving the Children's Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Award 8 times!
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