Wednesday, February 20, 2008

HELP! A Story of Friendship

Didn't post last night, so today's Special Double Issue theme is 'unlikely friends'. Our first selection is HELP! A Story of Friendship, by Holly Keller.

Mouse hears a rumor that snakes are dangerous to mice, so he is suddenly afraid of his long-time friend, Snake. Even though Hedgehog reminds him of their friendship, Mouse is still nervous. Not watching where he is going, mouse falls down a hole and can't get out. None of his friends can help him but Snake, who does so anonymously. When Mouse sees that Snake saved him, he is sorry.

HELP has a great lesson about not listening to gossip and trusting your friends. It's a nice story for toddlers, but could be used with older kids to teach about friendship.

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