Balloon Toons: My Friend, Fred (the Plant)

Daniel Cleary (author), Kanako Usui (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781609052959

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Here's an offbeat story about a catboy who's best friend is a sunflower named Fred. When Fred and his buddy pass by a skeptical skateboarding cat-kid, he asks sneering questions about Fred and the duo's friendship. After a near miss with wilting heat and a fun, rain-soaked flower dance, the former skeptic decides that his new friends aren't so weird after all . . . at least no weirder than he is! This charming addition to the Balloon Toons series offers a canny portrait of how kids project personalities and feelings onto toys and other objects, and conveys the satisfaction felt when making an unexpected friend.

Reading Level
Lexile
Fountas Pinnell Guided Reading
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DRA
Categories
Genre
Characters & Series Friendship Graphic Novels Humor
Interest Age
Ages 6-8
Grade
1st Grade 2nd Grade 3rd Grade
Subject
Language Arts Social Studies
Language
English (US)
Fiction/Non-Fiction
Fiction
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