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A Circle of Firends - Cover
A Circle of Firends
Giora Carmi, Star Bright Books 2003
This gorgeously-illustrated story, told entirely through the pictures, starts with a young child looking out an upper story window and at the end circles back to that same window, the view now transformed through acts of caring. The child is given money, races down the stairs and through the neighborhood to the bakery for a large sunflower seed muffin. On the way home, the child sees a homeless man sleeping on a park bench and leaves the muffin (with one bite gone!) next to his sleeping form. The man awakens, joyfully eats the muffin, but spots two birds on the tree and pulls out the seeds, leaving them for the birds. The birds bring the seeds to their babies in the nest, and one of them carries a seed up to window box in the appartment. Time passes, and the seed sprouts, rain falls, the plant grows and one day - the child look out the window - and finds a beautiful sunflower. The circle is complete. Oh so lovely! (Be sure to let your child(ren) tell the story to you!)

Ages: Play Years (2-4), Transition (4-5), Young School Age (5-8)
Languages: Wordless Books
Book Types: Story Book, Wordless Book
Identity Groups: Single Parent, Working Class, White/Euro-American
Special Topics: Food, Cooking, Homelessness
Strands: Knowledge of Self & Connection to Others, Care & Love of Nature