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Children, age 5 and older, who have a hard time making friends will relate to Brown, the least-used pencil in the box. He is lonely because he feels he doesn't fit in with the other pencils
Brown feels like a misfit and envies Red, Purple, Blue and all the other pencils who have fun coloring and playing together. The other pencils have talents to share, but Brown can't figure out what his talent even is! 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.
With Black's help, Brown learns just how special he is, and that he already has all the talent he needs. If Brown can learn to use all his friendship skills, 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 part of the Building Relationships series of books to help children develop good relationships.
Included in the book are tips for parents, caregivers, foster parents and teachers on how to help children who feel left out and have trouble making friends.
Every Child or adult will be able to relate to at least one of the colored pencils in this story so artfully created by Julia Cook. Her book is picture perfect in showing all of us what it takes to build relationships and make friends. --Kristine J. Melloy, Ph.D., President Elect of the Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders
Fantastic Lesson for Children!
Making Friends is an Art! is my absolute favorite book about friendship. The main lesson of this book is that
To have good friends, you need to be a good friend. The author also points out that "you can't expect the other colors to like you if you don't like yourself." The main character learns that he doesn't have friends because he never laughs, always puts other down, frowns complains, disagrees, etc. --Heather, blogger @ schoolcounselingconnections.com
About the Author
JULIA COOK is a former teacher and school counselor who has written more than a dozen books on behavior and health for children, including
The WORST Day of My Life EVER, My Mouth Is a Volcano, and
It s Hard to Be a Verb. Her light, humorous approach keeps kids laughing while they re learning good behavior skills. She has received the Association for Educational Publishers Distinguished Achievement Award.