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Like Best Friends

Cameron Kids. Mar. 2020. 32p. Tr $16.95. ISBN 9781944903886.
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PreS-Gr 1–A young boy rides his bike through the neighborhood during a sleepy summer day in search of excitement. When he stumbles upon a girl on the swing sets, he makes a fast friend and delves into a fun-filled afternoon. Much like Raczka’s other titles, including Snowy Blowy Winter and Spring Things, this tale is full of poetic elements. In fact, the entire story is told in similes, such as the young girl freezing “like a doe who knows she is being watched.” The illustrations add to these playful and creative allusions, as the page is full of black and gray images, while the object of comparison appears in vivid color.
VERDICT This sweet tale about lazy summer days and friendship will resonate with both younger and older readers. A solid additional purchase for any collection.

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