"Wherever you live, whoever you are, friends are important, all kinds of friends." In the spirit of her classic book, All Kinds of Families, Norma Simon leads us through a celebration of friendship--school friends, family friends, grownup friends, even pet friends! Simple, reassuring and thoughtful, children will recognize themselves--and their friends--on every page....
|Title||:||All Kinds of Friends|
|Number of Pages||:||32 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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All Kinds of Friends Reviews
Opening 1: "Look around the class, if you have at least one friend in this class, raise your hand." [Children raise hands] "Well, since it is a new year and this is the first week of school, I bet you are going to make a lot more friends throughout the year." [Show cover of book] "Today we are going to read about all kinds of friends, and that is the title of this book. Looking at the cover, what do you see?" [Children respond] "Have you ever thought about all the different kinds of friends you have?"[Children respond] *activates background knowledge *encourages students to gather knowledge from illustrations * Raises questions in students' minds*allows sharing of personal experiencesOpening 2: [Show cover of book]"Look at the cover of this book. What do you see?" [Children respond] So we have all kinds of people, some animals, mountains, water and a hot air balloon. "Do you think all of these people and animals could be friends?"[Children respond] "Well let's open the pages and find out if you are right!" *encourages students to gather knowledge from illustrations *engages students to make predictions I selected this book to begin the set. As the title suggests, this book is about all kinds of friends. It is the perfect foundation for introducing students to the concept of friendship. The author describes types of friendships, things friends do, how friends make you feel, what happens when friends leave and the importance or creating friendships. This book is the perfect segue into my next book in the set, Bear and Squirrel are Friends by Deb Pilutti, because squirrels and bears are unlikely to be friends, but we just learned in All Kinds of Friends, it is okay to have friends that aren't exactly like us.
Text Structure:Descriptive and QuestionsText Features:Author’s Introduction, PicturesTwin Text:Stubbs, L. (2015). Lily and Bear (Firt US edition. ed.). New York: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers.Rationale:I paired these two books because they both explore the idea of friendship. Lily and Bear tells the story of two unlikely friends. They take turns doing things that the other one likes to do. All Kinds of Friends explores all the different friend relationships: gender, ethnicity, age, and species(animals).Strategy Application:I would use the web for this set of books to brainstorm ideas about what friendship is, the different kinds of friends, feelings about friends, how to make friends, etc. I would continue to have students add to the web before, during, and after each of the books. After reading both books, I would have students create a book with descriptions of the different friends they have in their life. Another possibility would be to have small groups chose one spoke of the web and create a visual poster with facts included to share with their classmates.
This book goes under nonfiction. It's about how important it is for children to have friends of all different kinds (from school, family, grownups, pets, etc.) The book is basically a celebration of having a large diversity of people in one's life that love and care about them. I rated it 5 out of 5 stars because it's very helpful in explaining the concept of friendships and relationships to children. I believe younger children would thoroughly enjoy it and be able to relate. This is a good way to transition into when it's appropriate to talk to strangers and when it's not, how everyone has friends, and how it's important to be a friend to someone in need. A lot of pictures are included as well so students can even point to the pages and say that they know someone similar to the characters.
Friends come in all shapes and sizes, of course, and they can be found in all sorts of places, even in our own family. In this book, readers have a chance to note the places friends get together and the things they share. The author carefully explains that friends sometimes disagree or hurt each other, but apologizing can help heal others' feelings. One of the things I liked most about this book, filled with lilustrations of smiling friends, is how the author even relates how animals and stuffed animals can be our friends. This book offers a good place to start conversations about friendship, even those that cross generations.
This could be a bright introduction to friends and friendship, but the text and illustrations are one-dimensional and moralistic. While the message that friends are important and come in many forms is genuine, the text is heavy-handed even for young children. The illustrations are colorful, but have an odd, forced quality with virtually every person wearing an identical smile. There is little room for friends to be anything other than happy (except in the case of a flat tire), which will feel false to all children, even those just learning the ins and outs of friendship.
This is a story about all of the friends that people have and why they’re important in our lives. It’s a good reminder for children, especially if they’re moving from or to a new place, but it’s not the greatest book ever. The pictures are fine and the story is fine, but the print is small and it is very redundant.
Okay story about different kinds of firendships and why they are important
Extra half star for the diverse characters, but the art was still a little creepy.
Although the text is a little stilted, I like that this book about friends is multicultural and introduces young readers to the importance of friendships in our lives.
Age: Preschool-KindergartenAn instructional book about all different types of friendship with a dialogic exchange between two imaginary narrators.