Put a smile on the face of a lonely child or a child who feels left out. Use Making Friends is an Art! to open a discussion on friendship, empathy and self-esteem with children in grades K-6. Kids who have trouble making friends will learn positive ways to reach out to others with more confidence and discover that the way to have a friend is to be a friend.
Meet Brown – the least used pencil in the box. He’s tall, geeky and lonely. Brown envies Red, Purple, Blue and all the other pencils who have fun colouring and playing together. Dark Green is trustworthy, Pink listens well, Orange has fun, and everybody likes Red! Brown doesn’t smile very often because he doesn’t get used much and hardly ever needs sharpening.
When Brown asks the other pencils why no one likes him, he discovers that to have friends, he needs to be a good friend. If Brown learns to use all of the friendship skills the other pencils have, he can make friends and have fun too!
In her trademark clever and humorous fashion, author Julia Cook teaches kids of all ages (and adults too!) how to practice the art of friendship and getting along with others.
Included in the book are tips for parents and teachers on how to help children who feel left out and have trouble making friends.
Author: Julia Cook
For ages: 5 to 12