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Be a Friend

by Salina Yoon

Dennis is an ordinary boy who expresses himself in extraordinary ways. Some children do show-and-tell. Dennis mimes his. Some children climb trees. Dennis is happy to BE a tree . . . But being a mime can be lonely. It isn't until Dennis meets a girl named Joy...

Dennis is an ordinary boy who expresses himself in extraordinary ways. Some children do show-and-tell. Dennis mimes his. Some children climb trees. Dennis is happy to BE a tree . . . But being a mime can be lonely. It isn't until Dennis meets a girl named Joy that he discovers the power of friendship--and how special he truly is! At its core, this book is a heartwarming story of self-acceptance, courage, and unbreakable friendship for anyone who has ever felt "different."

Countless readers and reviewers have fallen in love with Salina Yoon. Now, she showcases her talent in a brand new way, wrapping a simple yet emotionally rich text in a special package. The gorgeous final book will feature uncoated paper, a highly designed jacket, and a debossed art inset on the case.


Awards for Salina Yoon
A Winter 2015-2016 Kids' Indie Next Pick (Be a Friend)
A Scholastic Teachers Top 10 Picture Book (Penguin's Big Adventure)
A Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year (Stormy Night)
An NPR Best Book (Found)
Winner of the 2014 SCIBA Book Award for Best Picture Book (Found)

Suggested by Mrs. Hishmeh (Teacher)

Hardcover - 40 pages - in English - $17.99
ISBN: 1619639513 (ISBN13: 9781619639515)
Published Jan 5, 2016 by Bloomsbury USA Childrens
First published 2016

requested by

Mrs. Hishmeh (Teacher)

at Horace Mann Elementary School, West Allis, WI

Here since Apr 7, 2015

Open requests - 57 Books received - 20

I have been teaching K4 for five years at my current school. I enjoy finding new ways to help my students learn, and love to help them celebrate their successes, big or small, every day. Working in a low income school is both rewarding and challenging. Each day is an adventure, and I encourage my students to try their hardest, be kind and thoughtful towards one another, and support their classmates. I have created a learning environment where my students feel safe and are comfortable asking questions and participating. My third grade teacher was my inspiration to become a teacher, and my hope is to inspire my students to be the best they can be every day.

why I requested this book

My class loves Salina Yoon, and this book would be a wonderful addition to our classroom. It would teach differences, acceptance, and friendship. Perfect for a...

My class loves Salina Yoon, and this book would be a wonderful addition to our classroom. It would teach differences, acceptance, and friendship. Perfect for a classroom of new learners, figuring out how to make and be friends with each other!

the class

My class is amazing, and very big this year! I have 8 girls and 11 very active boys that are 4 and 5 years old. They love to read and get very excited when new...

My class is amazing, and very big this year! I have 8 girls and 11 very active boys that are 4 and 5 years old. They love to read and get very excited when new books are added to the classroom library. Most of my students come from under privileged homes and have very few books to read outside of school. Four of my students speak another language besides English for their primary language.

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