Heinemann Library, 2007
What People Are Saying
From Our Follett Early Learning Experts
Introduces children to the importance of making friends and what it takes to be a good friend to others.
From the Publisher
Books in this series introduce children to the character values that embody citizenship. In 'Making Friends,' children view various situations that demonstrate ways to make friends and the importance of being a good friend. Playful, engaging illustrations are used to reinforce students' understanding of the concepts.
Horn Book (Spring 2008)
Brief, easy-to-read texts demonstrate behaviors that make children into good citizens, though some of the instructions are vague ("Being responsible means taking charge of what you do"). Each concludes with questions to inspire discussion (e.g., a girl holding an adult's hand is accompanied by, "How is this child being responsible?"). The (uncredited) illustrations are reminiscent of Quentin Blake. Glos., ind. [Review covers these Citizenship titles: Being a Leader, Being Fair, Being Helpful, Being Honest, Being Responsible, Following Rules, and Making Friends.]
School Library Journal (November 1, 2007)
K-Gr 1-Easy enough for first graders to read independently, these books have large print and one sentence at the bottom of each spread. The vocabulary is simple, and most spreads cite positive examples of good character within the areas denoted by the titles. Leader, for example, says, "When you help others with a problem...you are being a good leader." The colorful cartoon illustrations show boys and girls of various ethnicities, some with disabilities, and all with strange, prominent mouths. Some of the pictures are a bit ambiguous, but the lack of total illustrative clarity might be an asset, leaving room for interpretive discussion. An "Activity" page asks how a child in a picture above the question is exhibiting the relevant character trait. These titles would serve for early-reading practice or as points of departure for character-education discussions, but they are not essential purchases.-Lynda Ritterman, Atco Elementary School, NJ Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.
- Publisher: Heinemann Library
- Pub. Date: July 1, 2007
Format: Hardcover 24 p. : col. ill. ; 18 x 21 cm.
- Age Range: PreK - Grade 1 (4-6 yrs.)
- Reading Level: 1.4 (What’s this?)
- ISBN-10: 1-40349-488-6
- ISBN-13: 978-1-40349-488-7
- Follett Number: 04776U0
- Manufacturer Part Number: 1403494886
- Language: English
- Guided Reading Level: H