K-Gr 2-This will be a welcome addition to school libraries as well as personal collections. Parents, teachers, and counselors have all been faced with the challenge of teaching young children about the complex issues surrounding friends and friendship. This informative volume tackles issues such as moving to a new town, the benefits of having many different friends with various personalities and interests, helping one another, jealousy and rivalry, sharing, and fights. Also covered are appropriate gift giving, keeping and telling secrets, and animals and adults as friends. The broad treatment is presented in an adult voice directed at young children. The bright and friendly illustrations will attract even the most recalcitrant readers. The book includes an activity guide and a parent guide at the end. Best used for guided reading and classroom discussions. Highly recommended. M.O.B.