My Friend and I by Lisa Jahn-Clough

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Two small children become new friends and have wonderful days playing together with their toys. But when one friend gets a new toy that he is reluctant to share, the friends are no longer so friendly. This story, told in clear, simple dialogue with bright, childlike illustrations, gives straightforward insight into the complications that can threaten even the best of friendships. The youngest audience will delight in the simple resolution that mends these friends’ relationship as well as their toy.
 

About Lisa Jahn-Clough

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Lisa Jahn-Clough has written and illustrated a number of books for young children, including Alicia Has a Bad Day, My Friend and I, Missing Molly, Simon and Molly Plus Hester, and On the Hill, as well as her debut young adult novel Country Girl, City Girl. She is the chair of the illustration program at Maine College of Art and also teaches at the Vermont College Writing for Children and Young Adults program. She lives in Portland, Maine.
 
Published September 29, 2003 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 35 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Young Adult, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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A skirmish over a favorite stuffed rabbit nearly destroys a friendship and the toy itself, but well-timed physical and emotional bandaging saves the day.

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When a boy moves in next door to the girl narrator, they quickly become friends—until they tussle over a new toy.

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""We had three dolls, two cars, four trucks, two bears, one lion, six balls, two soldiers, and some string."" But one day the friends tussle over the boy's new stuffed bunny, leaving the toy without ears and the relationship on the rocks--until the pair figures out how to patch things up, figurat...

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‘Watching,’ I said…‘I think I can help.’ " A couple Band-Aids later, the bunny is "almost as good as new, " and the children are friends again.

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