As a mother of three little boys who do not always appreciate each other fully, it was also a great chance to remind them of how lucky they are that they always have each other to play with. This was a great book to open all kinds of discussions about making friends, being kind to others, expressing your feelings, and more.
Books for Children Ages: 2 to 6 years old
Related Discussion Topics: How to make friends, what to do when you are alone, using your imagination, communicating with others.
- In the story, Squish makes his own toy play-friend. Use fabric, a sock, or other materials to make your own little play-friend.
- Play hide-and-go seek. Or, for an alternate version, have one person hide several stuffed animals and everyone else go look for them.
- Go apple picking together.
- Put a piece of tape, rope, or a rolled up blanket on the ground. Have one person close their eyes and walk toward it, and another person tell them when to stop before they cross the line. How close can you get without going over?
Culture Diversity: Yes, a squirrel and a rabbit can be friends.
Children's Book Review Rating: 5 Stars - Beautiful Book