Five-Minute Friendship Starters: A Sesame Street Guide to Making a Friend

Lerner. Feb. 2022. 32p. Tr $29.32. ISBN 9781728439174.
PreS-Gr 2–Who better to teach friendship than the pals on Sesame Street? This title helps children build valuable social-emotional skills. The engaging layout incorporates bold background colors and full-color photographs of real children and puppets. A diverse array of children are depicted. Pages with the familiar characters include text in dialogue bubbles, as if they are speaking directly to readers. Other instructional text gently guides children toward best practices for making friends: Ask them questions. Share your toys. Practice tongue twisters. There are jokes and game ideas included, too. The text is simple and direct. The book includes a table of contents, glossary, index, additional resources, and other nonfiction staples.
VERDICT An indispensable addition to a collection serving young children

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