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Forever Friends is the story of the friendship between a bluebird and a bunny. They become friends one spring, and they play together throughout that summer and fall. When winter approaches, the bluebird says that she must fly south for the winter, and that she'll be back again in the spring. The bunny waits patiently all through the winter, and when spring returns, so does her bird friend.
This story reminds me of City Dog, Country Frog (I love that one, by the way)--except that in this book, the friend really does return after the winter ends.
I know I say this all the time, but I'm going to say it about this story, too: the illustrations are fantastic. I'm a sucker for cut-paper illustrations anyway, and I was fascinated by the way Berger used magazine print and graph paper to create such beautiful pictures.
This story is pretty simple, so I'd recommend it to be read-aloud to younger children, although older children might appreciate its simplicity as well.
Forever Friends is available at Amazon.com.
Written and illustrated by Carin Berger
Approximate age range: 3-7