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Making Friends Is an Art! by Julia Cook
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Making Friends Is an Art!

by Julia Cook

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The author uses pencils and crayons as an expressive form in making friends which is a good concept for young children to grasp when doing something new
  avianuhhh | Jun 5, 2017 |
Making Friends Is An Art is another great story about acceptance and friendship. Using a concrete representation of colored pencils and how much they are used, young children will relate well with this book. It has fun illustrations and a great message that everyone can have a friend if everyone is willing to be a friend. Like The Rainbow Fish it promotes community and branching out of one's comfort zone.
  erindunton | Oct 16, 2016 |
Red is always the shining crayon. Brown is a little jealous of the crayon because he feels like he is not capable of doing everything that red and the other crayons can do. Brown feels like the outcast of the crayon box, until one of his crayon friends shows him how truly special he is. ( )
  tmaslen | Jun 12, 2013 |
I love Julia Cook's stories as they are great resources to use with children. As a Child Psychologist I am often working with younger children who have difficulties making friends and/or who see themselves as not fitting in - being different. This is a lovely story that addresses both. There is lots to talk about with the children after you've finished the story, but as always there is a tips page for parents/teachers - they make great handouts for the session. I totally got Red being so popular and I loved Brown in the end. ( )
  KerryMarsh | May 17, 2013 |
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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 coloring 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 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. This title is the first in a Building Relationships series of books focusing on relationship-building skills for children. Included in the book are tips for parents and teachers on how to help children who feel left out and have trouble making friends.

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Meet Brown, the least used pencil in the box. He discovers that in order 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.

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