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With a sly wink, Florence Parry Heide and Sylvia Van Clief offer a valuable lesson about true friendship, brought to life in vivid collage by Holly Meade."If I had a bad leg," says the crab,"I would get rid of it and grow another one.""It’s nice of you to give advice," says Theodore.Theodore the elephant has hurt his leg and can’t meet his cousin at theend of the forest. WWith a sly wink, Florence Parry Heide and Sylvia Van Clief offer a valuable lesson about true friendship, brought to life in vivid collage by Holly Meade."If I had a bad leg," says the crab,"I would get rid of it and grow another one.""It’s nice of you to give advice," says Theodore.Theodore the elephant has hurt his leg and can’t meet his cousin at theend of the forest. What a pity! Of course, all the other animals are more than willing to give him advice. After all, that’s what friends are for - isn’tit? Florence Parry Heide’s unmistakable dry wit rings through this clevercumulative tale of a long-suffering elephant, his well-meaning friends, and a straight-shooting opossum who reminds them all what being a real friend means....

Title : That's What Friends Are For
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ISBN : 9780763613976
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 40 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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That's What Friends Are For Reviews

  • Cheryl
    2019-03-19 09:11

    Good tip: thank your friends for their advice, but persist until y'all come up with a plan that will actually *help*. Bonus point for the cumulative pattern which is so good for developing readers. A bit preachy, yes, but since it's funny, and the new edition has such cool pix, I do recommend it to families.

  • Kari
    2019-03-08 09:13

    I laughed out loud the first time I read this to my son. My husband did the same when I read it to our son again deliberately in his hearing. I'm not usually a fan of stories with morals, but I couldn't help but cheer for the opossum and the way he calls the other animals on the carpet for their flagrant stupidity. "Friends are supposed to HELP, not merely give advice."I also enjoyed the unorthodox mix of animal friends in this book - my 2 year old particularly enjoyed finding the daddy longlegs spider in every picture.

  • Atsupui Dogbla
    2019-03-01 06:23

    I do like this book because it describes different kinds of animals that share their experience in order to help an elephant to get along to his cousin on the other end of the forest. This would teach children how important it's to help a friend in need, or in difficulty. Furthermore, it focuses on the idea of divergence and unity. Children can succeed better if they are able to do team work, and help each other to solve a problem.

  • Jorge
    2019-03-14 04:33

    GREAT book! I read it in 3rd or 4th grade,way back in the 70s,AND STILL REMEMBER THE LITTLE POEM AT THE END...The book touched me.Thanks to the authors!God BLESS.

  • Jeri
    2019-03-19 04:13

    What friends are really for! Delightful...

  • Lizzy Herda
    2019-03-02 12:23

    Theodore is a big elephant who is supposed to go meet his cousin at the other end of the forest by cannot because he has a hurt leg. His friends come along and ask what’s wrong with him and he explains he has hurt his leg and cannot walk. His friends suggest for him to try the way they walk but it never works out for Theodore. In the end of the story his friends go looking for his cousin and brings Theodore his cousin so that they can finally meet. This book has a theme of helping others and friendship. It is a great book to have in your classroom for your students to see how they are supposed to help their peers. The bright colored illustrations also help grasp the reader’s attention and keep them hooked throughout the book. The end of the book states that it is always nice for friends to give advice but they can always do more than that. Theodore’s friends showed that friends should always help when in need. I want my students to understand that they should always be helping out not only their friends but as well as their peers in the classroom.

  • Library Quine
    2019-02-26 06:12

    This is nice cumulative tale about advice, helping and friendship. The elephant, Theodore, has hurt his foot and is unable to walk so cannot visit his cousin at the other end of the forest. A succession of different animal friends give elephant advice as to what they would do if they were in the same situation. However, not all animals are the same, and what works for his friend will not (necessarily) work for elephant. As each friend visits, elephant explains what he cannot do, with the list getting longer and longer. Finally lion comes up with a good solution, and all ends happily. Other animals mentioned are: bird, daddy-long-legs, monkey, opossum and crab.

  • Kelly Coyle DiNorcia
    2019-03-15 09:34

    Elephant has a problem - he hurt his leg and can't go visit his cousin. Some of his forest friends have advice for him, but unfortunately none of them can help him with his problem. Finally (!) the opossum comes by and reminds elephant's friends what being a friend is all about. It's not about giving advice - "Friends are to help."

  • Samantha Peterson
    2019-03-08 06:15

    A great predictable book with adorable, colorful illustrations. It is about an elephant who wants to meet his cousin at the end of the forest, but he can't get there because he as a hurt foot. He asks his friends for advice on how to get to his cousin, and they try to problem solve to figure out how to get to him. All-in-all, this book is about how friends help friends.

  • JoyfulK
    2019-03-13 11:28

    In my recent tour through several children's books, I read some on pretty serious subjects. This one deals with the serious subject of friendship in a very humorous way. Do friends give advice? Or what are they for? Recommended. 3 and up.

  • Rebekah Jones
    2019-03-11 09:16

    I liked how the definition of friendship grew as the story went along. The lion was always positive and the day ended well. I liked all of the colors used for the illustrations.

  • Alice
    2019-02-23 04:31

    4.25 StarsI loved the pictures, Loved the story, loved the message! All the way around good book! Needed the smile today! Talk is cheap, actions speak louder than words!!!

  • Marge
    2019-02-25 12:08

    how friends help solve a problem

  • Kyle Baldwin
    2019-03-20 10:32

    As revealed in the title, this book will help establish a sense of community in younger grade classrooms which is viewed by many as equally as important as content.

  • Johara Almogbel
    2019-02-24 08:26

    ADORABLE. I loved this one! And I enjoyed the sentiment, too. It's a good thing to keep in mind, if you ask me.

  • Denise
    2019-02-26 09:29

    I like the illustrations, the story and moral is a bit trite.