Besties! We're Best Friends by Robyn Newton and Sarah Powell
ARE FOREVER AND EVER.
LIFE IS BETTER
You can't have one without the other, in Robin Newton's friendly little board book, We Are Best Friends (Small Format) (St. Martin's Press/Roger Priddy Books, 2015), which celebrates the perfect pairings that make for best friends. Like the well-matched cup and saucer on the cover, there are many dynamic duos--cookie and a glass of milk, sand pail and spade, knife and fork, lemon and lime, and salt and pepper:
PAPER SAID TO PEN,
YOU ARE VERY CLEVER.
I KNOW THAT OUR FRIENDSHIP
WILL LAST FOREVER.
Sarah Powell provides the facing pages for Robyn Newton's rhyming couplets which will help youngsters to think how the duos are complementary (and complimentary) to each other, in realistic illustrations with add-on stick legs, arms, and facial features. This is clever board book that will facilitate conversations about other couplings that are different from each other but that work together well, and by inference, what makes for a best friend for humans. Pair this with its companion book, Best Friends: We Are A Family.