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My Friend John

by Charlotte Zolotow
Illustrated by Amanda Harvey

Published by Random House, 2000
32 pages
ISBN: 0-385-32651-3

Ages 2 - 4

John knows everything about me, and I know everything about him." Some of the deeper elements of childhood friendship are illuminated in Zolotow's expertly crafted first-person narrative about authentic knowledge of a friend's preferences, differences, fears, and follies. Harvey's affectionately rendered, colorful artwork characterize the boys while cheerfully exaggerating some of their exploits. Zolotow's skill in observing and then capturing deeply felt emotions characterizes her consistently outstanding picture-book writing. CCBC categories: New Editions of Old Favorites; Picture Books for Younger Children.  © Cooperative Children's Book Center

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