And To Think That We Thought That We'd Never Be Friends

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In a rhyming verse that's a deliberate homage to Dr. Seuss, poet and picture-book author Mary Ann Hoberman shows how making friends rather than fighting can lead to a better world. It all starts with an arguing brother and sister, who make up with the help of another sibling. When their family starts fighting with their noisy neighbors, music brings them together. Soon the whole town is marching in a parade, and eventually the parade swells to include the whole country--even the animals! By the end of this cumulative rollicking rhyme, the whole world is united and everyone agrees to meet once a year to celebrate the spirit of friendship. Kevin Hawkes's jubilant illustrations capture the positive spirit of the text, making this the perfect read-aloud--and shout-along!--for both families and classrooms.

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"We thwacked and we whacked and we walloped away..." lilts the Seussian verse of this exuberant, peace-promoting picture book. When a brother and sister start fighting over croquet one day, it seems as though they'll never stop. Then their little sister happens by and offers them soda pop if they'll make up. Since they're thirsty and tired, this sounds like a pretty good idea. And just like that, the fight is over. Later, when new neighbors begin to make a huge racket with all their musical instruments, the family is all set for another fight. But the noisy neighbors invite the family to join in, and soon the biggest, loudest, most joyful parade ever is underway. More and more people join the procession; suddenly enemies become friends, complainers turn into campaigners, and dogs and cats march paw in paw. Eventually the whole world is united in this giant parade of peace and friendship. And to think that they thought they would never be friends!

Kevin Hawkes's jubilant illustrations fill every page with rich color and wild commotion. Grannies with towering beehive hairdos prance with bagpipe-brandishing boys in Mohawks; babies burst out of tubas, blasting English horns; one pajama'd papa floats ethereally by, tooting his trumpet. The message is plain: make music, not war. (Ages 4 to 8) --Emilie Coulter

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In rhyming verse that's a deliberate homage to Dr. Seuss, poet and picture book author Mary Ann Hoberman takes on quarreling and its consequences, and shows how turning fighters into friends leads to greater peace. It all starts with a fighting brother and sister, who make up with the help of another sibling. When the family begins fighting with their noisy neighbors, it's music that brings them together. Soon the whole town is marching in a parade, and eventually the parade swells to include the whole country, and even the animals. By the end of this optimistic picture book, the whole world is united in friendship.

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