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And to think that we thought that we'd never be friends (edition 1999)

by Mary Ann Hoberman, Kevin Hawkes (Illustrator)

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Title:And to think that we thought that we'd never be friends
Authors:Mary Ann Hoberman
Other authors:Kevin Hawkes (Illustrator)
Info:New York : Crown Publishers, 1999.
Collections:SGD Lounge collection

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And to Think That We Thought That We'd Never Be Friends by Mary Ann Hoberman



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For music is magic, it soothes and it mends..."

Am I the only party-pooper who doesn't want to join this parade? ?Well, I guess I hope so. ?áI guess if we could have world peace and all it would cost me is earplugs, that'd be a great thing. ?áI can't guess what kids think of this, though. ?áNot for tots, I think - the text is long, and they're not likely to understand how ppl can?ábe fighting?áone minute and jump on the bandwagon the next." ( )
  Cheryl_in_CC_NV | Jun 6, 2016 |
Lesson: What Do Good Neighbors Do?
  ccsdss | Feb 26, 2016 |
This book is an excellent book that can show children how to come together as one and love everyone around them. The poetry of the story flows very smoothly and each argument is ended with the phrase "And to think that we thought that we'd never be friends!". The young brother and sister always seem to get into debacles over anything that they are doing and when their parents step in to help they always come together and make up. I think that this book has a strong morality within the pages. It shows that any resolution can be resolved by finding a common interest between the two parties that are disagreeing. Although it may seem unrealistic to have a parade around the Earth with all of the nations, it can show children how to love and respect everyone around them. Every animal on the land and even in the sea come together for this parade and sing songs and play instruments. The pictures include different cultures and forms of traditional dress wear of that culture. It is helpful to show children many cultures at a young age so that they can be accustomed to seeing different types of people around them. The words in the poem are also very descriptive and can let the reader's imagination run wild and create new images that the pictures around the text may not show. ( )
  laurenbutcher | Feb 9, 2014 |
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"We thwacked and we whacked and we walloped away..." lilts the Seussian verse of this exuberant, peace-promoting picture book. When a brother and sister start fighting over croquet one day, it seems as though they'll never stop. Then their little sister happens by and offers them soda pop if they'll make up. Since they're thirsty and tired, this sounds like a pretty good idea. And just like that, the fight is over. Later, when new neighbors begin to make a huge racket with all their musical instruments, the family is all set for another fight. But the noisy neighbors invite the family to join in, and soon the biggest, loudest, most joyful parade ever is underway. More and more people join the procession; suddenly enemies become friends, complainers turn into campaigners, and dogs and cats march paw in paw. Eventually the whole world is united in this giant parade of peace and friendship. And to think that they thought they would never be friends!

Kevin Hawkes's jubilant illustrations fill every page with rich color and wild commotion. Grannies with towering beehive hairdos prance with bagpipe-brandishing boys in Mohawks; babies burst out of tubas, blasting English horns; one pajama'd papa floats ethereally by, tooting his trumpet. The message is plain: make music, not war. (Ages 4 to 8) --Emilie Coulter

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"A brother and sister learn that friendship is better than fighting and they soon spread their message all over the world"--T.p. verso.

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