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Making a Friend

Making a Friend 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

  • Title: Making a Friend
  • Author: Alison McGhee Marc Rosenthal
  • ISBN: 9781416989981
  • Page: 483
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 goodClean, 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.

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    1. I'd actually like to give this 3 1/2 stars. It was a nice story about a boy who makes a snowman and keeps it "alive" all through the winter until it melts in the spring. Then he wonders all spring, summer, and fall where the snowman is and if he'll come back in the winter again. I liked the boy's realization that the snowman became a part of the rain and the ocean, the fog and the frost. That bit could start a classroom discussion about the water cycle. But something is missing here, and I can't [...]

    2. Not since discovering Raymond Briggs' The Snowman, I have I fell for a snowman story this hard. I nearly teared up at the end. It's a delightful one that is the perfect combination of playfulness and thoughtfulness. The repeating message, "what you love will always be with you" is a comforting and gentle message that could be used to discuss loss and life cycles. Highly recommended for winter gift giving, families and children ages 2-6.

    3. 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 care [...]

    4. Once autumn turns to winter, snow falls, and in timeless fashion, a boy builds a snowman, even giving him his own cap. He loves his snowman. But the passage of time is relentless, and spring weather melts the boy's frozen playmate. He wonders where his friend went, and finds traces of him in the pond and rain falling on the ocean. Once winter returns, though, he quickly builds another snow man. The story's message that "What you love will always be with you" is expressed in the illustrations, dr [...]

    5. This is an ok story about a young boy making a snowman and loving him, missing him when he melts and being happy when winter is about to return. A little overdone with tring to say and using these words: "Whatever you love will always be with you;" and then the author has thrown in the water cycle--a little much for my tastes and wish I hadn't made the purchase.

    6. Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's publishing 2011# Of Pages: 38Summary: This book is about a boy and a snowman who end up becoming great friends. The boy realizes as the seasons change he loses his snowman friend. The boy keeps waiting for his to come back and eventually he does. "Things that you love always stay with you" was a reoccurring theme within the book. The book sends a great message to young readers to do the same.5 starsFictionPre-KCLexile:70CCS Teaching ideaCCSS.ELA-LITERAC [...]

    7. This book is adorable!!!! It tells a story about ta boy who befriended a snowman and after he melted away, the boy realized the water was with him everywhere he went, all year long. The illustrations were unique, many cut-outs against a white background, montages telling a story, full page bleeds, and even pictures without words on the page. I would recommend this book for K-3 graders, it tells a wonderful story.

    8. My father recently passed away and my son and I are both taking it quite hard. I asked the school librarian for suggestions on books to help with my son’s understanding. Though this doesn’t directly explain death, this book does an excellent job in making kids understand just because someone is gone they are never forgotten!

    9. Making a Friend is a story about a young boy who experiences friendship throughout the changing seasons. In winter he wakes to whiteness, snow, clean snow and decides to make a snowman. He gives his snowman a mouth, eyes, a nose, arms and a hat. He even gives his snowman his hat, and he loves his snowman. Everyday he goes out and plays with his snowman but the weather begins to get warmer and slowly his snowman melts. The young boy wonders where his friend went. Throughout the seasons the boy fi [...]

    10. Alison McGhee has a gift for the bittersweetly transcendent. In SOMEDAY, she imagines the life of a girl as she grows from baby to toddler to student to young adult to mother and beyond. In MAKING A FRIEND, a boy literally makes a friend—a snowman—only for the snowman to vanish with the coming spring. With the refrain, 'What you love will always be with you,' she subtly describes not only the permanence of love but also the transformation of the snowman into the various seasons' rain and mis [...]

    11. What I thought: Such a sweet story. It would pair well with the song "Frosty the Snowman." I really like Alison's books. They always transcend into something more for adult readers. Making a Friend is a beautiful book about friendship that goes beyond snowmen. It could be talking about any friends but especially those who move away. The illustrations are gorgeous. I love the expansive white space. My favorites are hugging the snowman, the boy's picture of the snowman, and hugging the snowman aga [...]

    12. A sweet book about the love a young boy has for his snowman. As the leaves fall from the trees and the first snow covers the ground, a boy plays in the snow and then makes a snowman who becomes his friend. When spring arrives, the snowman melts and the boy realizes that his snowman is "in the falling water and the rain upon the ocean." And as the seasons pass and winter returns, he realizes, "What you love will always be with you." A heartwarming story with lovely illustrations.

    13. A beautifully illustrated story about a boy who makes a snowman, then it melts, and he waits all year to build another one. What is so nice about this story is how the author gently reminds readers that "what you love will always be with you". The illustrations are simple yet effective at conveying the changing seasons. This book would work well on separation of loved ones for whatever reason, as second book about snowmen, or for making friends.

    14. A simple book of friendship offers lessons on seasons and matter. A young boy (looking a bit like Crow Boy) dreams of winter and wakes up one morning to his world covered in white. In this winter wonderland, he carefully builds a snowman and in the process makes a friend. But his friend melts as winter turns to spring but the boy sees his friend in the fog, frost, and ice until winter returns.

    15. This is a touching tale about the passage of time, the changing of the seasons, and the impermanence of everything. The narrative is sparse and the pencil/digital illustrations are often framed by a lot of white space, keeping the story simple. Our girls loved the repeated refrain, "What you love will always be with you." They also loved the images or shapes of a snowman in the various scenes. We really enjoyed reading this book together.

    16. This book is about a boy that builds a snowman, and as he begins to melt and go away, he wonders where his friend has gone. He realizes he is in the fog and rain and water that surrounds him as the seasons change. This is a good story, it talks about "what you love will always be with you," but it could also be taken in an educational route. The book could lead into a discussion about seasons or the water cycle.

    17. A boy makes a snowman friendd when it melts is comforted in knowing that "What you love will always be with you" He finds the snowman in the "falling water and the rain upon the ocean/fog in the hollow, and the frost on the window" through the changing seasons, until it snows again, and his snowman returns. A beautiful message about friendship, loss, and the seasons of life for children of all ages.

    18. At first glance this is a book about a boy and a snowman, but really it's more poignant than that. The boy becomes very attached to his snowman, only to watch him melt and disappear. Then he realizes his snowman is is the rain, puddles, the ocean and even the fog. The next winter, his snowman returns with the first snowfall.

    19. "What you love will always be with you."Sigh.This one really gets going halfway through with a boy's reflections on where his friend the snowman has gone after melting. I love the connection of the melting snow to water to fog, that the snowman is still in the world in different forms, as well as in the boy's memory and experience and heart.Great for a child who's lost something too.

    20. A young boy builds a snowman and reflects on what happens after he melts. While I like the simple tie-in with the water cycle, the story is ultimately about friendship and missing a friend. Recommended for preschool and kindergarten students.

    21. Poetic text. More than just a snowman story. When melted, the snowman is still near in the stream, the rain, the fog, and even in the frost on the window. The year passes, but "What you love will always be with you." Next winter, the little boy once again builds his snowman friend.

    22. What you love will always be with you. A young boy learns this lesson as he builds a snowman one winter and literally makes his new friend. But as the snow melts away, puddles and rain remind him that his friend is still with him until the next winter when he can build his snow friend again.

    23. Are you good at making snowmen? Not most kids in Texas, we just don't get enough of the white stuff that often, so when it was a rather gruesome winter day in December, I read this book to my students. Do you know the best kind of snowman? Why?

    24. 31 months - This book had us talking about snow, ice and rain and how they are all made of water. O also asked if her snowman would come back next time it snowed which is too cute.Purchased a copy at the thrift store and surprise surprise we had our first snow the next day. Perfect timing!

    25. Sweet! Where does the snowman go after the winter ends? The repeated refrain, “What you love will always be with you,” might give one a clue. Love the illustrations by Marc Rosenthal. Recommended ages 4-8.

    26. I love Marc Rosenthal's illustrations. And a very sweet book by Alison McGhee where a little boy makes a snowman friend and sees him in the water and fog and other weather even after the snow has disappeareduntil he can help make him solid from snow once again the next year.

    27. This was a really cute book to read. It was a really easy book to read and it would be a good one to read when you talk about the season and how even though the snow melts and your snowman may melt, you can always make a new one next year.

    28. You have all what you need to make a friend and this friend will stay close till the end.A story of a boy who made a snowman, and figured a way to seeing him in all four seasons. I pretty much do the same.This book is dedicated to all my amazing friends in KSA.

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