The bright illustrations and rhyming text of Are We Still Friends? will delight the eyes and ears of preschoolers. It’s the perfect length for reading out loud, and parents will be pleased with the lesson it teaches.
Doug (the slug) and Sparky (the lightening bug) are going on a picnic along with a favorite snack — flavor-blasted pizza chips from Pizzaland. Unfortunately, Doug gets carried away and eats the entire bag while his friend is not around. Then he compounds his bad behavior by lying! Luckily, Sparky is willing to forgive because:
“Sometimes it’s hard to be a friend. And everybody gets it wrong-ways every now and then.”
The book closes with this Bible verse from Ephesians 4:32
“Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.”
I liked this book, but I didn’t love it. The rhymes sometimes seemed forced, and some of the vocabulary a bit above the age group at which it is aimed.
VERDICT: 4 stars
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