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Author: Frank Asch

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Publisher: Simon & Schuster's Childrens Books, ©1993

Material: board book

Summary: Moonbear and his friend Little Bird discover that even though they are different, they can be good friends. The learning in the Moonbear series continues as toddlers discover how rich friendships are that celebrate differences.

Type of Reading: bedtime story, familyreading, anytime reading, read aloud book

Recommended Age: read together: 0 to 4; read yourself: 6 to 8

Age of Child: Started reading with child 19 months old.

Young Reader Reaction: Although toddler was too young to appreciate the differences between Moonbear & Little Bird, s/he can understand they are friends and enjoyed pointing out that Moonbear was big and Little Bird was small.

Adult Reader Reaction: A nice book. It will grow with toddler as s/he begins to understand the other nuances depicted.

Pros: A gentle introduction to differences between friends, and simple friendship.

Cons: None.

Borrow or Buy: Buy. Helps teach the concepts of friendship and tolerance.

If You Liked This Book, Try: CLIFFORD, THE BIG RED DOG   WINNIE THE POOH & HIS FRIENDS (SET OF 4 BOARD BOOKS: Roo's Big Adventure, Blackberry Surprise, A Reel Fishy Story, Nightime Mystery )  

Educational Themes: The book provides an introduction to friendship, tolerance, and acceptance of differences.

Literary Categories: Fiction - animal stories, ethics & religion

Date(s) Reviewed: September 2003

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