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Best Friend in the Whole World

Roland, a lonely rabbit, encounters a lone pine cone while walking in the woods. Longing for companionship, Roland names it Milton and brings him home. This picture book is charming in its simplicity and thoughtful in centering empathy as it quietly affirms the specialness of imaginary friends.
Age Groups: Big Kids, Little Kids
Skills: friendship
Author: Sandra Salsbury

Discussion Questions

  • Roland lives a quiet life filled with books, music, and tea parties for one. What does he sometimes feel and why?
  • What does Roland love about his friend Milton?
  • Who is the ‘Best Friend in the Whole World’?
  • Let's talk about what makes a good friend! How can YOU be a good friend to others?


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