Friday, December 10, 2021

A Friend Like You: A Picture Book Giveaway

As promised on my last blog, here's another book in Frank Murphy's "Like You" series published by Sleeping Bear Press.  A FRIEND LIKE  YOU is co-authored with his dynamic friend Charnie Gordon. The bright, colorful illustrations are once again created by Kayla Harren


Here is the opening spread:
You'll meet thousands
and thousands
and thousands
of people in your lifetime.
Some you will only meet once.
Some you'll get to know a little.
And you'll get to know some friends so
well that you'll call them friends.

 "Go out into the world and make friends. The world needs a friend like you!"

Some friends will look just like you...but others will look and believe differently. Some will wear different types of clothes, eat different foods, have different presences. 

Good friends forgive,

share toys, games, laughter, and dreams.

I think this text and illustration summarizes the message of this book:


Back matter includes why friendships are important and a letter writing activity. In a day of emails and FaceTime, it's great to see a plug for old fashioned letter writing!


To enter this giveaway, please leave your name and email address if you are new to my blog. U.S. addresses only. Giveaway ends on Monday, December 13th at noon. 

Christian parents, teachers, and caregivers should be aware of the pro LGBTQ+ agenda communicated in some of the text and pictures.

Congratulations to Danielle Hammelef who won A Teacher Like You.



Danielle H. said...

This book warms my heart--the final spread is AMAZING with the symbolism of childhood friends staying friends into adulthood. Thank you for the chance to win a copy.

Carol Baldwin said...

Thanks, Danielle. Your name starts the list! said...

book. The illustrations are beautiful.

Rosi said...

This whole series looks awfully good. I do love the illustrations. Thanks for the post.

Carol Baldwin said...

Thanks, Rosi. YOu're in!

Rosie Russell said...

Sweet book about friendships with lovely illustrations.
Thank you for sharing this with us today, Carol.

Carol Baldwin said...

Thanks for leaving a comment, Rosie. You're in!

Terri DeGezelle Michels said...

I have read this book and over again. It is one of those books that stays with you in your heart and mind. It is a book that you see something new every time you read it. great job!

Carol Baldwin said...

Thanks for your comment, Terri. II assume you would be happy to own it too! Your name goes in the hat.

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