How to Grow a Friend (Board book)

By Sara Gillingham

Random House Books for Young Readers, 9781984848222, 34pp.

Publication Date: May 14, 2019

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (1/6/2015)
Hardcover (1/6/2015)

List Price: 8.99*
* Individual store prices may vary.

Description

This cheerful, graphic summery board book teaches a mindful approach to making friends!

This lovely metaphor teaches valuable lessons in how to treat others and make friendships blossom! Making a friend takes patience, care, and room to bloom -- just like a flower. This board book edition is a perfect primer in mindfulness; it teaches patience and awareness of others in a way that will benefit a child meeting and interacting with someone new. Soon your little gardener will have their very own green thumb in this most important of life skills.

Sara Gillingham's inviting, bold graphics are sure to captivate both children and their parents!


About the Author

SARA GILLINGHAM is an award-winning art director and designer. In addition to developing her own books and gifts, Sara’s studio provides art direction and design services for the children’s publishing and gift industries. Sara has worked with some of the most distinguished illustrators in the field and has designed and art-directed hundreds of books and gift products, many for Chronicle Books in San Francisco, where she was the design director for children’s publishing until 2007. Sara also teaches at UC Berkeley Extension and California College of the Arts in San Francisco.


Praise For How to Grow a Friend

"Upbeat without glossing over the effort needed to see friendships through “rain and shine,” it’s a promising classroom readaloud. "

Publishers Weekly


"Children, flowers, birds, trees and seasons are skillfully illustrated using multicolored patterns and shapes that will have considerable visual appeal for preschoolers.... this book will encourage young friendships to bloom."

Kirkus