Making a Friend by Alison McgheeMaking a Friend by Alison Mcghee

Making a Friend

byAlison McgheeIllustratorMarc Rosenthal

Picture Books | October 4, 2011

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Clean, cold, white snow! Snow for sledding. Snow for catching on your tongue. Snow for making a SNOWMAN! Is there anything as wonderful as SNOW? Is there any better friend than a SNOWMAN? Snow isn’t forever, though. The wind shifts, the weather warms and snow melts into spring. The Snowman has become something else—the fog, the rain. But, how can this boy forget his good friend? He doesn’t…and he doesn’t have to.

Bestselling author, Alison McGhee reminds us all that nothing that has been cared for can ever disappear for good, for, “What you love will always be with you.” And, this tender story about the power of friendship will stay with readers long after they turn the last page.
Alison McGhee lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She is the recipient of a Loft-McKnight Fellowship, a Minnesota State Arts Board Fellowship, a 1995 Editor's Fiction Prize from Snake nation, and a Pushcart Prize honorable mention.
Title:Making a FriendFormat:Picture BooksDimensions:40 pages, 9.5 × 8 × 0.5 inPublished:October 4, 2011Publisher:415231986Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1416989986

ISBN - 13:9781416989981

Appropriate for ages: 4


Editorial Reviews

With the sparest text and softest watercolors, McGhee and Rosenthal lovingly evoke the pleasures of the season’s first snow. A red-capped boy makes a snowman, giving him pebbly eyes, a carrot nose, and finally, his own red hat to wear. When the snow melts, the snowman doesn’t really disappear: he is in the falling water, the rain on the ocean and the fog. He is always with the boy and will always come back in this tender paean to cold weather and enduring friendship. --New York Times Book Review (12/28)