Being Friends

Being Friends

Illustrator: Joy Allen

I am me and you are you.

I like red and you like blue.

I like purple. You do too!

We both like being friends.

A gentle portrayal of two distinctly different girls—one a tomboy, the other a girly girl—who share the delights and challenges of best friendship. They demonstrate that through compromise, acceptance and love, they are able to transcend the differences that seem to separate them.

Sometimes we may play all day.

Sometimes we need time away.

I like you and you like me,

And though we’re different as can be…

We both like being friends!

A valuable resource for parents and teachers dealing with sibling rivalry or classroom conflict. (Preschool–2nd grade)


“Through rhyming text, Beaumont conveys the joys of friendship between two girls while celebrating their similarities and differences. The words bounce along in language appropriate for children who are making their first friends. Expressive, colorful pastel illustrations…match the cheerful text and offer lots of details to explore.”

—School Library Journal

“Beneath the playful tone lies a vital message for readers concerning not only the need for tolerance and acceptance, but the many rewards and pleasures that result. Snappy, rhyming verses…energetic, full-bleed illustrations. A delight to look at and a treat to read: a gem for best friends of any age to share.”

—Kirkus Reviews

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