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That's What Friends Are For [Hardcover]

By Florence Parry Heide (Author) & Sylvia Van Clief (Author)
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Pages   40
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.49" Width: 10.98" Height: 0.43"
Weight:   1.07 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   May 31, 2003
Publisher   Candlewick
Age  4-8
ISBN  0763613975  
EAN  9780763613976  

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Item Description...
All the elephant's friends give him advice, but none can solve his problem until the opossum announces friends are to help, not just to give advice.

Publishers Description
With a sly wink, Florence Parry Heide and Sylvia Van Clief offer a valuable lesson about true friendship, brought to life in vivid collage by Holly Meade.

"If I had a bad leg," says the crab,
"I would get rid of it and grow another one."

"It's nice of you to give advice,"
says Theodore.

Theodore the elephant has hurt his leg and can't meet his cousin at the
end of the forest. What a pity! Of course, all the other animals are more than willing to give him advice. After all, that's what friends are for - isn't
it? Florence Parry Heide's unmistakable dry wit rings through this clever
cumulative tale of a long-suffering elephant, his well-meaning friends, and a straight-shooting opossum who reminds them all what being a real friend means.
Sylvia Van Clief collaborated with Florence Parry Heide on a wide variety
of books and songs, including the children's collection entitled "Songs to Sing About Things You Think About," with Ms. Van Clief composing the music and Ms. Heide writing the words. Sylvia Van Clief died in 1974.

Holly Meade has illustrated many acclaimed books for children, including
ON MORNING WINGS by Reeve Lindbergh and HUSH!: A THAI LULLABY by Minfong Ho, a Caldecott Honor Book. "I just love the genuineness and warmth of this story. These well-meaning forest
critters so completely miss the mark in helping their friend - thank goodness for the opossum!"

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More About Florence Parry Heide & Sylvia Van Clief

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Florence Parry Heide is the award-winning author of more than fifty
children's books, including the classic THE SHRINKING OF TREEHORN, illustrated by Edward Gorey, and THAT'S WHAT FRIENDS ARE FOR, co-authored by Sylvia Van Clief and reissued by Candlewick Press with new illustrations by Holly Meade. She says of SOME THINGS ARE SCARY, "What scared me as a child was that I'd never learn how to be a real live grownup - and the fact is, I never did find out how it goes."

Jules Feiffer is a Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist, a renowned playwright and screenwriter, and the illustrator of the children's classic THE PHANTOM TOLLBOOTH by Norton Juster. He has also written and illustrated several other acclaimed children's books. He says, "When I was a child, everything was scary - especially parents!"

Florence Parry Heide currently resides in Kenosha, in the state of Wisconsin.

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Aww!  Jan 1, 2007
"That's What Friends Are For" is a picture book written by Florence Parry Heide and Sylvia Van Clief, with illustrations by Holly Meade.

In "That's What Friends Are For," an elephant named Theodore hurt his leg and can't walk. This is a big problem for him, as he was going to go meet his cousin, but he can't do that if he can't walk. He decides to ask his friends for help and his friends have plenty of ideas for help --- they give him advice! Whether or not any of this advice is helpful is another matter. For example, his friend who's a crab tells him that if his leg was hurt, he would cut it off and grow a new one. But Theodore can't grow a new leg. In the end, Theodore's friends discover the perfect way to help him.

The illustrations are sweet and pleasing. The characters look kind of like stuffed animals. A compelling tale about friendship.
A Timeless Classic  Dec 5, 2005
Out of my 15,000+ personal library of children's literature, it ranks in the top five and has for over 30 years. It used predictability and repitition - before they were "developmentally appropriate" for engaging young readers!
I share it with all age levels from kindergarten to senior citizens - because that's what friends are for!
Great Message for Any Age  Aug 31, 2005
This has been one of my most favorite books since I was a young person. I have used it to teach in church and in college. It carries such a wonderful and timeless lesson - the joy of service. A must for any collection.

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