Please be patient with me as I am trying to navigate through my own blog (I’m trying to re-configure it but am still at the “what’s the difference between a post, a page, a parent and a tag!” stage)
But I don’t want to miss out in my daily book recommendation so here’s today’s top pick: my most recent favorite friendship book!
The Story of Fish and Snail by Deborah Freedman gets double thumbs up and a big fist pound. Loved it! The illustrations are AMAZING and the story not only is about friendship (between an introvert and an extrovert) but also touches on adventure, courage, taking risks and moving out of your comfort zone.
Fish and Snail live in a book. Every day, Fish ventures out to other books and comes back to tell the story to Snail. After visiting a pirate book one day, Fish is so excited that he insists Snail join him on his next book-visiting adventure. Snail, who has a few Scaredy Squirrel tendencies, prefers to live in the safety of his own book. An argument ensues and eventually, Snail needs to decide what is more important – facing his fear or possibly losing his friend.
The writing is straightforward and simple, yet fits the story perfectly. It is an excellent book for sharing with children and would promote a lot of conversations about friendship, taking risks and accepting differences, not to mention a discussion about how fun it would be to live in a book! What book would you like to live in?