I'm sorry

by McBratney, Sam.

Format: Print Book 2000
Availability: Available at 4 Libraries 7 of 7 copies
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Summary

I have a friend I love the best.

Having a best friend makes life so much better. But even best friends fight, and when that happens, "I'm sorry" is the hardest thing to say.

From internationally acclaimed author Sam McBratney and award-winning illustrator Jennifer Eachus comes a sensitive picture book that will strike a chord with every child who has quarreled with a friend.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Ages 3^-7. The author of Guess How Much I Love You (1995) offers a simple, straightforward contemporary story about a falling-out between two best friends that hints at a resolution but cleverly leaves it up to young listeners to decide if they agree. Eachus' gauzy, dappled watercolors and 1940s-style English countryside settings convey an old-fashioned, cozy feeling to the story about a subject that might otherwise have been upsetting to youngsters. The young boy narrator tells of his friendship with a little girl--exploring the farm, teaching dolls to read, being doctors and fixing broken bones. Then there's a sudden argument ("I SHOUTED at my friend today, and she SHOUTED back at me"), and the children avoid each other. The friendship seems irreparable until the little boy imagines what his friend would do if she were as sad as he. Gentle and understated in both text and art, this has a great deal to teach about empathy and forgiveness. The rich paper quality allows for repeated reading. --Connie Fletcher"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "McBratney (Guess How Much I Love You) explores the ups and downs of friendship in this ambiguously resolved picture book. He begins with forthright prose ("I have a friend I love the best. She plays at my house every day, or else I play at hers"), describing a camaraderie most children can relate to, but the book stumbles when things go wrong for the two pals. Unlike the more focused approach in his other books, McBratney doesn't explain the rift nor does he end with the resolution implied by the title. Instead, the book concludes on a hypothetical note that may confuse children: "If my friend were as sad as I am sad, this is what she would do: She would come and say, `I'm sorry,' and I would say sorry, too." The artwork, however, does depict the promise of reconciliation in the air. In a series of nostalgic and softly shaded realistic portraits, Eachus (The Big Sea) gives a wider scope to the simple text, elaborating on such unadorned remarks as "She plays at my house every day" with scenes of a boy and a girl examining a fish tank full of polliwogs and climbing over a gate in the yard. Even when rendering quintessential "childhood" moments (e.g., the rubber-booted pair ambling down a muddy lane), she manages to avoid the precious or overblown. Ages 3-7. (May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Quarreling -- Fiction.
Apologizing -- Fiction.
Conduct of life -- Fiction.
Friendship -- Fiction.
Publisher [New York?] :HarperCollinsPublishers,2000
Edition 1st American ed.
Other Titles I am sorry
Contributors Eachus, Jennifer.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
ISBN 0060286865 :
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