This is a sweet story about the tentative beginning of a childhood friendship.
The illustrations are all black and white at the beginning
A kid reading a book upside down!
And a peeking neighbor....
The kids loved the peeking, hiding aspect of this book.
Then we see the neighbor climb a tree, up a very intriguing makeshift ladder
And the shy, new girl brings up the dropped tools.
Oh the nerves!! For someone who grew up to be loud and obnoxious, I really was painfully shy as a kid. So I feel for this girl. All the "What if....s" going through the head at this very minute.
Actually, I am still a tiny bit that shy girl. Because "What ifs" dance through my head the minute someone invites me to something outside the bounds of the normal school routine. I can talk to anyone and voice my opinion confidently, but social situations without clear rules and objectives....? Eeek.
Aren't these pictures nice? I love them.
Assistance and color
I love the visuals here--as the friendship develops, the world becomes more colorful.
Juice boxes are better together.
And goodnights are nicer when there is someone to wave to.
Friends are the very best.