We live in a highly mobile society. It's perhaps hardest on the children who are moved from school to school and are repeatedly faced with the necessity of losing old friends and making new ones every time the family relocates.
Making New Friends is the story of a young boy named TJ who has just moved into a new residence with his family and is hesitant about going out to meet the kids in his new neighborhood. Then while playing with one of the boxes that his family's possessions had been moved in, TJ is surprised with it comes to life and starts to talk to him.
Browny helps TJ to develop the self-confidence to make new friends, and TJ comes to realize that is okay to miss his old friends--and to remember the good times they shared.
Recommended for both school and community library picture book collections, Making New Friends is brilliantly co-authored by Jacqueline Blumenstock and David Pools at a third grade reading level, while Colleen Madden's gentle illustrations are thoroughly age appropriate for young readers ages 4 to 10.
For ages 4-10 - Hardcover 10 1/4 x 8 1/2" - 29 pages