Author: Chris Raschka
Illustrator: Chris Raschka
Publisher: Orchard Books
Publication Date: 1993
Genre: Contemporary tale, Picture Book
Audience: Gr. K-2
Awards: Caldecott Medal
Overview: This energetically illustrated book tells the tale of two different boys who decide to chance their friendship despite their differences. Relating to many young children in today’s society this book will warm your heart in only 34 words.
Activity: After reading, have student write a reflective paragraph about what this book means to them.
Reviewer’s Name: Alison Jacovics