Making a Friend by Alison McGhee

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Clean, cold, white snow! Snow for sledding. Snow for catching on your tongue. Snow for making a SNOWMAN! Is there anything as wonderful as SNOW? Is there any better friend than a SNOWMAN? Snow isn’t forever, though. The wind shifts, the weather warms and snow melts into spring. The Snowman has become something else—the fog, the rain. But, how can this boy forget his good friend? He doesn’t…and he doesn’t have to.

Bestselling author, Alison McGhee reminds us all that nothing that has been cared for can ever disappear for good, for, “What you love will always be with you.” And, this tender story about the power of friendship will stay with readers long after they turn the last page.

About Alison McGhee

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Alison McGhee is the New York Times bestselling author of SOMEDAY, LITTLE BOY, SO MANY DAYS, BYE-BYE CRIB, ALWAYS, A VERY BRAVE WITCH and BINK AND GOLLIE. Her other children's books include ALL RIVERS FLOW TO THE SEA, COUNTDOWN TO KINDERGARTEN, and SNAP. Alison is also an award-winning novelist of the adult novels WAS IT BEAUTIFUL: A NOVEL; RAINLIGHT; and the Today Show book club selection, SHADOWBABY. She lives in Minneapolis, MN. Visit her website at Marc Rosenthal is the illustrator of many books for children including  I Must Have Bobo, I'll Save You Bobo, The Straight Line Wonder by Mem Fox and Phooey, which he wrote.  Marc’s illustrations can be seen regularly in The New Yorker, Time, Forbes, Fortune, The Atlantic Monthly, The New York Times, Boston Globe, The Washington Post, and others.  Visit him online at
Published October 4, 2011 by Atheneum Books for Young Readers. 40 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Sports & Outdoors, Children's Books, Science Fiction & Fantasy. Fiction

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K-Gr 3—Snow is wonderful, creating a snowman is better, and making a snowman friend is the best. But what happens when the weather warms and spring returns? What happens to our snowfriend? Where does he go—could it be into the falling water or rain on the ocean or frost on the w

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PreS-Gr 3—When the first snow of winter falls, an unnamed female narrator sees endless outdoor possibilities: a boy catching flakes on his tongue, making snow angels, and building a snowman. He visits and plays with his snowman all winter, but when the spring thaw arrives, all the snow melts. Won...

Mar 01 2015 | Read Full Review of Making a Friend

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