How to Grow a Friend (Hardcover)
A lovely metaphor teaches valuable lessons in how to treat others and make friendships blossom! Making a friend takes patience, care, and room to bloom—just like growing a flower. Soon your little gardeners will have their very own green thumbs for this most important of life skills.
About the Author
SARA GILLINGHAM is an award-winning art director and designer. In addition to developing her own books and gifts, Sara’s studio provides art direction and design services for the children’s publishing and gift industries. Sara has worked with some of the most distinguished illustrators in the field and has designed and art-directed hundreds of books and gift products, many for Chronicle Books in San Francisco, where she was the design director for children’s publishing until 2007. Sara also teaches at UC Berkeley Extension and California College of the Arts in San Francisco.
"Upbeat without glossing over the effort needed to see friendships through “rain and shine,” it’s a promising classroom readaloud. "
"Children, flowers, birds, trees and seasons are skillfully illustrated using multicolored patterns and shapes that will have considerable visual appeal for preschoolers.... this book will encourage young friendships to bloom."