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4.08 of 5 stars 4.08  ·  rating details  ·  25 ratings  ·  5 reviews
Sam and Alice are the best of friends. One day, while playing on the farm they find an egg and decide to take it back to the farmhouse. The egg breaks and the children fall out. Then they find another and this time they take the egg all the way home to Sam's mum, friends once more.
Paperback, 32 pages
Published February 1999 by Walker (first published January 1st 1998)
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Ginny Shepley
Loved this book Amazing illustrations, I read it today to a class of 3 to 5 year olds. It is a great book that works well with simple props. I used construction paper cut out drawings of the egg, hat, bucket, and wheel barrow, to help the smaller ones focus. I think this story has many concepts to explore. I am looking forward to reading it again and would recommend it as a teaching tool for exploring emotions and also nature themes.
Vanessa Henry
Friends is about two young children called Sam and Alice who are best friends. They are playing outside and decide to collect an egg from the chicken to bring it inside. They work together and manage to bring it very far. However one of them breaks the egg and the other is very annoyed. Alice knows Sam is angry so she tries to make it better. They decide to be friends again and attempt to carry another egg. This time there are successful and become best friends again.

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Apr 22, 2008 April rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: anyone wanting to reinforce cooperation and sharing for young children
Shelves: kids
This book captures perfectly the many moods of young children beginning with lovely cooperation and ingenuity to do something on their own moving through courtesy and sharing into accident, contention, separation, and quick forgiveness as something new presents itself. And all that told in the simplicity of a child's vocabulary. I think that Ms. Lewis is really brilliant here.
Tynisha Thompkins
This book was ok, a little boring and did not really grasp my students' attention.
Rebekah Choat
Story just so-so, but beautiful illustrations
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