Welcome to Perfect Picture Book Friday!
Given that a bitterly cold weekend is on its way in, what better activity than reading a pile of picture books snuggled up in a cozy blanket with a cup of hot cocoa? 😊
My pick for today is an absolutely charming picture book about friendship, something it’s always nice to be reminded to cherish and celebrate. And to make it even better, it was written and illustrated by my friend, Lisa! Wait until you see the art!
Title: A Friend Is. . .
Written & Illustrated By: Lisa Thiesing
Suitable For Ages: 4-8 (though I think many 3 year olds would enjoy as well)
Opening: “A friend is. . . for making.
A friend is. . . for skating and for catching. . .“
Brief Synopsis: [from the publisher] For many reasons and through many seasons, people need friends in their lives. Whether sniffing a sweet flower or star gazing, building a snowman or jumping into a pile of leaves, ice skating or playing hide and seek…who better to share everything with than a friend?
Links To Resources: preschool friendship activities; ideas for lots of friendship crafts, activities, and games; video – Sesame Street: Elmo and Rosita Teach Friendship
Why I Like This Book: This book is so charming! In simple text and delightfully appealing and engaging pictures it celebrates all the many wonderful things about having and being a friend. Friends are for singing and giggling, sharing and listening, playing, and wondering. Friends are always, always there. The story not only shows the joys of friendship, but also serves as a model for how to be a good friend. And I can’t say enough about the art – so sweet! I literally cannot decide which page is my favorite, although singing, giggling, growing, wondering, and the last page are top contenders 😊 Share this lovely book with all your little friends!
I hope you enjoy it as much as I do 😊
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Have a wonderful weekend, everyone! 😊
17 thoughts on “Perfect Picture Book Friday – A Friend Is. . .”
This book looks and sounds adorable! I will definitely look for it!
What a gorgeous book Susanna. So happy to be back with PPBF. Been enjoying our summer weather and getting the house (outside) painted.
Simplicity and great illustrations always win out for the reader.
Love the illustrations & the sparse text. Stay warm this weekend! Brrrr!
Must get that book for my BFF – perfection!
awww, what a cute book. I love the illustrations. They are so …. cozy!
Definitely a book to add to the library! We need more of these books in our lives – not just for the little ones but a takeaway message for adults as well!
What a treasure! The cover and illustrations are so huggable. Beautiful message of friendship. Perfect for my young great granddaughter! Thanks for sharing!
Yup! Those illustrations won me over. Shall we call it love at first sight? What an adorable book about friendship. I can’t put my finger on it, but something about this sweet book takes me back to my childhood.
I don’t know, I’m loving that reflecting image as a favorite among the ones I’ve seen here. But I pretty much want to hug all of them. Great rec, Susanna! I hope you’re feeling better!
What a beautiful sweet book, Susanna. And we are all sending healing thoughts and loving prayers for your full recovery.
This was such a wonderful surprise! A Friend Is… was chosen as this week’s “Perfect Picture Book Friday” book by the amazing and talented Susanna Hill!
Everyone made such lovely and sweet comments about my book. I really appreciate it. With no bookstore signings, school visits or just seeing people it really means so much to get some positive feedback on something you’ve worked so hard on. Thank you to everybody who have said such nice things! And, especially, thank you Susanna!!!
My pleasure, Lisa! It’s such a sweet and delightful book!
You are sweet and delightful! Hope it was okay to share this.
This looks so sweet!
What a precious and beautiful book about friends. Hope you’re feeling better!