When I Was Five
When Jeremy was five he wanted to be an astronaut or a cowboy--or both. And he had a best friend named Mark. But now he's six and wants to be a major-league baseball player or a deep-sea diver. Jeremy knows things change as you grow up, but some things just might stay the same--like your best friend. "Teachers looking for stories on friends to read to kindergarten and firs...more
Paperback, 40 pages
Published August 1st 1999 by Sandpiper
(first published 1996)
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I really liked this autobiography!! It was about the author when he was little. It told all of the things that he liked when he was five, like dinosaurs, astronauts, bunk beds, and his best friend Mark. Then it talked about all of the things that he liked when he was six. Most everything changed, except Mark was still his best friend. The ending line was "some things never change." it was really cute, and taught kids that you should keep your loved ones close. I really liked the message and the...more
This was on Between the Lions. It captured the quirkiness of kids this age through Jeremy's likes. Overall, though, the message is that some things we like will change over time, but other things will not. It hints that we will always be friends with the same people, which I dislike, because that often is not true, but if you don't take it seriously, it makes a nice statement about friendship.
This is a cute story about a little boy and all the things he loved and did when he was five. Then he turns six and talks about how he now likes different things. Although he has changed some things, such as his best friend, have not. This is a great story for a kindergarten or first grade class. They could make many text-to-self connections.
I read this when we were doing a friendship theme with PreK. It's cute and is good for a compare/contrast exercise with young children. Jeremy talks about what his favorite things were when he was five and then when he is six, with his best friend Mark the same for both.
My daughter seriously loved this book. A random library find, I was suprised she wanted to read it every night. She's four, and it's like reading this book was giving her insight on what to expect at ages five and six. Pretty cute. I loved the overall concept that no matter how old Jeremy gets, some things (the presence of his cat on every page, his best friend Mark) never change.