Satomi Ichikawa ~ Parents' Magazine Press, 1976
A native of Japan but a resident of France, Satomi's work is the perfect combination of east meets west... like watching the world through airbrushed glasses that filter just the right amount of light and ambiance.
A simple story of friends...
We need friends to play with,
for jumping over, and bumping over,
and making mean ugly faces- or beautiful smiling faces.
We need friends to help draw big pictures
and sometimes to share the blame.
Sh-h-h. Friends need quiet
for doing homework together.
A friend will keep a secret
and listen to a silly story.
Each page shows the right and left sides of friendship, with illustrations that are playful yet distinct in style. The perfect book for a lovely Monday morning. Here's to celebrating all those friendships that make our world complete.
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