By Christopher Cheng Illustrated by Stephen Michael King
A universal story about the everlasting bonds of friendship and love, from two award-winning creators.
There are some things that only a best friend can do—hold your hand when reading a scary story, carry you safely across a river, bandage your hurts, say it’s okay if you're grouchy, and best of all, forever hold you in their heart.
Through a series of questions and answers, Bear tells his friend Rat that best friends will always be together, in rain or shine, in good times and bad, forever and ever.
What do you think makes a good friend? What are some things you love doing with your friends? What are some of the things you do to help your friends? Can you remember a time when a friend has helped you?
Make a card to thank a special friend.
Draw a picture of a time you helped a friend or a friend helped you.
Interview a friend to learn more about their favorite things. Use this sheet to record their answers:
Think about what makes a good friend and complete the sheet: What Makes a Friend