Like Best Friends
Boy meets girl in this story of summertime boredom and play, like characters in a book with a happy ending, introducing young readers to the concept of similes.
Summer dragged, like a book that started out good, then wasn’t.
The boy was bored, like a frog waiting for a fly to buzz by.
So he climbed on his bike like a cowboy mounting his horse, looking for a new horizon.
Our cowboy heads for the playground, where he finds a girl on a swing who beckons him to join her. At first the boy is reluctant, but soon they are giggling like best friends. This sweet story’s themes of imagination, connection, and wordplay are sure to replace doldrums with daydreams, and encourage young readers to get outside and play with their peers.