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Reviewed by Diana Lopez for Readers' Favorite
Ever since they met, Lilly and Billy were best friends. Their friendship grew stronger every day, and they did everything together. One day during class, the teacher introduced her group to a new classmate called Oliver. This made Lilly remember how lonely she felt before she met Billy, so she invited Oliver to play with them. Before she realized it, Billy and Oliver seemed to be best friends. Lilly felt left out, and she missed playing with Billy. How would this situation be resolved? Kelle Lima Silva shows us a common occurrence in social interaction. For children, it can be very significant because they are still learning about friendship. Along Came Oliver: A Story About Friendship and Jealousy is an excellent resource for addressing the issue.
Learning to live with new people can be difficult at first. There is the fear of rejection, or not knowing how to start a conversation. I thought it was wonderful to have a way to explain these situations to the children. I liked Along Came Oliver because young readers will learn to develop their self-esteem and empathy. They will see that you can enjoy sharing and working as a team. I found the images in the story to be appealing and the characters are warm and expressive with their feelings. Kelle Lima Silva shows how to deal with negative emotions so that children can develop their social skills. It also teaches that it is possible to have more than one best friend.