These companions come to determine that it doesn't matter what others think, they make each other happy and that is what counts. This book is tangible proof that celebrities CAN write children's stories! How many times in our lives does the pressure of conformity effect our choices in friends or activities? This is a narrative almost everyone can relate to, regardless of cultural, social, or economic background. Had their been a different panel of judges, I believe this book should have won the Caldecott for LeUyen Pham provides illustrations that are vibrant, yet simple.
The reader is able to connect with the characters' emotions with the turn of every page. The visuals alone could tell the story, and this fact alone is evidence enough for why it should have been honored. Oct 03, Megan added it. This book was about a girl nick-named Freckleface Strawberry and a boy named Windy Pants, for reasons he decided not to discuss.
In the beginning the two do everything together, they are bestfriends. But eventually they let others talk them into not hanging out with each other.
At the end, they realize that they are best friends and always will be. This is a picture book intended for beginning readers. Mar 09, Anne rated it it was ok Shelves: I tried to like it. What mystified me was the significance of Freckleface and Windy-Pants both liking to eat lunch but not in the cafeteria. Are there people who don't as a rule like to eat lunch?
What does this say about school lunch? It reminds me too much of "Frozen," and Anna and Hans' hasty, ill-founded relationship. Sandwiches, hot dogs, falafel, whatever. Even though the book is ostensibly about the friendship, the "fundamental" differences between Freckleface and Windy-Pants are a little too strongly asserted. The characters choose to overlook them because of what they have in common, but the conclusion of the book is not that those differences don't matter. Jul 11, Kelsey rated it really liked it Shelves: K - 3rd grade "Freckleface Strawberry and Windy Pants Patrick are as different as can be-but that doesn't stop them from being the best of friends.
An honest portrayal of a friendship duo, both unique and similar in endearing ways. Comic-like presentation with speech bubbles. Aug 03, Karen rated it liked it. This is a story about two friends. They are the same and different at the same time. This story explores their personalities, their families, and the things that they do. This story allows students to realize that sometimes friends are the same and sometimes friends are different, but in the end it is important because friends take care of each other.
This plays out in the story when they stop being friends for a little bit, but in the end realize how important it is to be nice to your friends e This is a story about two friends. This plays out in the story when they stop being friends for a little bit, but in the end realize how important it is to be nice to your friends even if they are different.
In an activity students will be able to talk about their friends.
Freckleface Strawberry: Best Friends Forever Book Review
They can interview their friends and then write or draw about their friends. Students will be able to explore acceptance of friends by discovering differences and similarities amongst each other. Oct 24, Rana rated it really liked it Shelves: The Best Friends slowly start looking at one another through their friends eyes and stop hanging out for a while. Until they realize that their differences aren't so bad after all and they miss one another terribly. Great story about friends and peer pressure and overcoming differences.
Jul 01, babyhippoface rated it liked it Shelves: Freckleface Strawberry and Windy Pants Patrick used to not like each other at all see Freckleface Strawberry and the Dodgeball Bully , but now they're best buds. I think this would make a terrific read-aloud for younger elementary classrooms and discussions on friendship. Most kids will tell you that boys and girls can't be best friends unless you press the subject.
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This is a non-threatening, fun way to begin the conversation. May 30, Michele Knott rated it really liked it Shelves: I'm a sucker for stories about friendship. It seems that there is always something to be learned and discussed from them. This one could be shared with students of all ages, because at some point, kids start getting caught up on what's cool and what's not, and doing what everyone else thinks is right.
Using this book as a discussion for that could start a great conversation! Dec 31, Linda rated it really liked it Shelves: Honestly, I had 10 books to go in my book challenge so I finished with children's board books. I read all 10 in about 40 minutes.
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I picked this book because I like Julianne Moore and I'd heard about her books but hadn't read one. A nice story about friendship and appreciating all parts of that friendship. Oct 28, Shelli rated it really liked it Shelves: Great book for kids to show that maybe you should not let others opinions interfere with your own thoughts and feelings. Freckleface Strawberry and Windy Pants have been best friends because they are odd ducks, their differences making them feel the same.
When their classmates point out that playing with the opposite sex is not good, they unfortunately buy into that logic. Jan 30, Kailey Pitts rated it it was amazing. This is a sweet book about teaching children to be friends with all different kinds of people. Especially when they are not exactly like you. Sometimes, you find your best friends in the places you would never imagine. I love this book because it is about going out of your comfort zone to meet new people.
I need to be reminded of it every now and then. Nov 05, Dolly rated it liked it Recommends it for: This is a sweet story about friendship.
Freckleface Strawberry: Best Friends Forever
The narrative is short and fairly simple, but tells an important story about being true to one's friends, no matter what others say. Both the story and the illustrations are just as good as the first two books in this series. We enjoyed reading this story together. Sep 14, Christie rated it it was amazing.
The Freckleface Strawberry books are absolutely wonderful especially if you have a little red head growing up and getting more freckles. My daughter absolutely loves these books and takes them to school often. I don't want to spoil anything so I won't give a synopsis. I highly recommend this book for all those lil redheads out there. Yes this is a repeat review just so you know.
Nov 11, Sebin rated it it was amazing Shelves: One of the Freckleface series, it is about being different yet being similar. This book is great for teaching children about being friends with many different types of people. This book can also be used to teach about the diverse types of families out there. Mar 10, Jennie rated it liked it. Julianne Moore jumps on the celebrity picture book writing bandwagon. Two unlikely children become friends.
Great mesage about appreciating others differences.
Freckleface Strawberry: Best Friends Forever by Julianne Moore, illustrated by LeUyen Pham
Loved the reference of the boy having two moms; great to see this change reflected in children's stories. Freckleface Strawberry and Windy Pants Patrick are very different. Their differences don't stop them from being the best of friends though. After all, if we were all the same it would be a very boring world. Oct 11, Edward Sullivan rated it it was ok Shelves: Pleasant but quite predictable.
Jul 12, Bree rated it really liked it Shelves: This was a very cute book that helped children learn that just because you are a girl, you must play with a girl and do girly things and vise versa as a boy. Apr 05, Medeia Sharif rated it it was amazing. The illustrations are delightful.
Jul 02, Alina Lu rated it it was ok. I don't like this book because the title is too long.