Not Friends – Rebecca Bender

   Not Friends – Rebecca Bender, Pajama Press, (9781772780260), 2017

Format: Paperback Arc

Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5

Genre: Picture book

What did you like about the book? Bird cannot stand Giraffe and Giraffe can’t abide the bird. The Bird makes funny faces at the Giraffe who sticks out his longggg tongue at the Bird. The Birds tweets right into the ears of the Giraffe, “Tweet! Tweet! Tweet!” so the Giraffe invades the Bird’s personal space. And so it goes with each trying to outdo the other in tormenting. Finally each has had enough, “Scram, Bird!” “Get lost, Giraffe!” A big thunderstorm comes and both are left to face it alone. Giraffe finally realizes that he misses Bird. A sweet, silly captivating story with fabulous illustrations suiting the personality of each perfectly. A winner!

Anything you did not like about this book? Not a thing.

To whom would you recommend this book? This would make a good storytime read and might also work well for siblings or classmates having problems with one another.

Who should buy this book? Public libraries and day-care centers

Where would you shelve it? Picture books

Should we (librarians) put this on the top of our “to read” piles? Very near

Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City: Katrina Yurenka, Moderator, Youth Services Book Review

Date of review: 5/21/2017

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