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Best Friend Trouble

3.65  ·  Rating Details ·  37 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews
Hanna is fed up with her best friend, Lizzy, who is always trying to be better than her. When Lizzy tells Hanna she can throw her ball farther and succeeds, it's the last straw. Hanna is tired of feeling second best, but what she doesn't realize is that sometimes she makes Lizzy feel that way too. Maybe there's a way they can still be best friends after all.
A funny and re
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published April 1st 2014 by Orca Book Publishers (first published January 1st 2014)
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Amanda Megee
Title: Best Friend Trouble
Author: Frances Itani
Illustrator: Geneviève Després
Genre: Online book (
Theme(s): Friendship, animals, arguments, forgiving
Opening line/sentence: “When Lizzy threw her ball, it flew up and up, over the fence at the end of Hanna’s yard.”
Brief Book Summary: Lizzy and Hanna first get into an argument because they each think they can throw the ball farther than the other. As the story goes on, they disagree on each other’s strengths and weaknesses. Finally a
Breanna Samuels
Sep 21, 2015 Breanna Samuels rated it really liked it
This adorable book is about a young raccoon named Hanna and her best friend Lizzy, a skunk, who don't always do the best at getting along with each other. Hanna thinks that Lizzy is always being mean to her and seeks help and advice from her family members who all tell her that she is having best friend troubles and that she needs to go to Lizzy about them. When she finally sees Lizzy she finds her sitting all alone outside and she starts to tell her how she feels only to have Lizzy tell her the ...more
Even best friends sometimes don't see eye to eye, but that doesn't mean they can't still be friends. This picture book follows Hanna as she goes from family member to family member while expressing her annoyance at her best friend Lizzy. Each of them tries to steer her in more positive directions, and when the two finally talk again, both of them are able to see how each has been inconsiderate of the other one. Although the characters in the illustrations are animals, the message about tolerance ...more
Sep 09, 2015 Dawn rated it really liked it
We listened to this book on Tumble Books. It fits in nicely with our friendship unit. The kids mentioned that the narrator doesn't do a great job of using expression.

Good story about solving problems and recognizing that even good friends have times where they need to work things out.
Sep 22, 2015 Nancy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: children-s-books
This was a good book about best friends, and the troubles they have, because they start to think the other one is better. It has some animation. The children go to their parents, and one goes to her brother, and they show them ways to work out their frustrations.
Bambi Pea
Sep 12, 2014 Bambi Pea rated it it was amazing
Your best friends always have a way of doing all the right stuff to annoy you. This story makes you stop and think that maybe you do some not so nice things as well.
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Best friends can be such pains.
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Mar 24, 2014 Edward Sullivan rated it liked it
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Fun, relatable friendship story.
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May 12, 2014 PWRL marked it as to-read
Shelves: 2014-new
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Frances Susan Itani is a Canadian fiction writer, poet and essayist.

Itani was born in Belleville, Ontario and grew up in Quebec. She studied nursing in Montreal and North Carolina, a profession which she taught and practised for eight years. However, after enrolling in a writing class taught by W. O. Mitchell, she decided to change careers.

Itani has published ten books, ranging from fiction and po
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