“A Friend Like You” Picture Book

Note: Thank you to Sleeping Bear Press for providing a copy to review. All opinions are my own.

A Friend Like You Cover

Friendships are important at every age, and there’s nothing better than having an amazing friend. There is no one way to be a good friend because friendships come in all forms.

The new picture book A Friend Like You, co-written by Frank Murphy and Charnaie Gordon and illustrated by Kayla Harren, celebrates the different ways a person can be a friend.

The story fosters social and emotional learning. Kids will see and hear in the story how traits like empathy, kindness, and open-mindedness are important in friendships.

A Friend Like You Interior Spread 1

An example from the book includes:

Be an open-minded friend. 
Become friends with all kinds of people.
The only way to learn how to get along with people who are different from you is by being with them.
Find out things you both like to do and do them together.

Beautiful illustrations feature children with diverse backgrounds whether it be race, culture, disability, or religion. Children will not only see themselves in this book but also kids in their classrooms, communities, and larger global landscape.

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Parents, educators, and librarians will appreciate that this book encourages an environment of kindness, acceptance, and friendship. Back matter includes an author’s note and letter activity.

A Friend Like You is ideal for readers ages 4-8 years old. It is the newest entry from the award-winning Like You series which includes A Teacher Like You, A Girl Like You, and A Boy Like You.

Learn more about author Frank Murphy at frankmurphybooks.com and author Charnaie Gordon at hereweread.com. Find out more about illustrator Kayla Harren at kaylaharren.com.

Purchase A Friend Like You on SleepingBearPress.com or Amazon.

Enter the “A Friend Like You” Giveaway [CLOSED]

One lucky reader will win a hardcover copy of A Friend Like You. Please enter via the entry form below. The giveaway is opened to entrants aged 18+ years old with a U.S. mailing address. Good luck!

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