One day Ollie’s mother tells him that he is “a beautiful gift.” Delighted with this new “identity,” Ollie invites his friend Benjamin to guess what it is. When poor Benjamin cannot guess, despite many hints, Ollie refuses to play with him. Seeing that he’s hurt his friend’s feelings, Ollie realizes that the best gift of all is friendship. Rohan Henry has wonderfully captured the interactions of young friends as they come to learn how to play together.
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When Ollie tries to get Benjamin to guess what he is, expecting Benjamin to say just what Mama Elephant did, Ollie's disappointed with Benjamin's heartfelt and kind answer: "That's easy...You're my best friend."Mar 14 2012 | Read Full Review of The Gift Box
||While the message is sweet — that Ollie learns the significance of the complement and to bestow it upon his friends — it is not terribly exciting to make readers want to read the book again and again.Jun 21 2012 | Read Full Review of The Gift Box