Friday, December 23, 2011

Making a Friend by Alison McGhee

From the dust jacket: To make a friend you need eyes and a nose and a mouth. Don't forget the arms! And the hat! Now you have a friend. Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall. Friends stay friends forever.

What I thought: Such a sweet story. It would pair well with the song "Frosty the Snowman." I really like Alison's books. They always transcend into something more for adult readers. Making a Friend is a beautiful book about friendship that goes beyond snowmen. It could be talking about any friends but especially those who move away. The illustrations are gorgeous. I love the expansive white space. My favorites are hugging the snowman, the boy's picture of the snowman, and hugging the snowman again.

(Illus. Marc Rosenthal. Atheneum, 2011)

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