By Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Reviewed for First Grade, 2011

You Will Be My Friend!

Lucy the bear wakes up one morning determined to make a new friend, but she soon finds it’s not as easy as it looks! After getting herself into many slapstick situations with other animals in the forest, she learns that you can’t really find friends – true friends find you. Innovative cutout illustrations and silly dialogue take this book from a quick, cute read to a touching piece of kid fiction. You Will Be My Friend! is a funny, charming read for kids and grown-ups. (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, $11.55)