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Forever Friends:
My Friendship Scrapbook and Bracelet Wheel

by Alex Toys
Illustrated by Pattie Silver-Thompson

      I had barely gotten this book out of the package before my young daughter ran off with it to do the quizzes and activities. By the time I got the book back to review, it was already personalized with the thoughts and dreams of a tween girl, including what would be the perfect friends' hangout (my daughter's would include a zoo and a waterfall), friendship poetry, friendship lists, and some super sleepover planning pages - there's even a chance to try out your skills as an advice columnist. So I feel confident in saying this is a definitely a hit with its target audience. The bracelet wheel was a great addition to the package as the complex braiding of some friendship bracelets has been overwhelming to my eight year old, but she found the friendship wheel easy to use (and was delighted to present her friend with a bracelet made just for her.) This would be a super gift for any tween girl on your list - I know mine loved it.

The Book

Little, Brown and Company and Alex Toys
April 2008
Hardcover Spiral Bound Book
0315113182 / 978-0316113182
Children’s Nonfiction / Ages 7 - 10
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The Reviewer

Jan Fields
Reviewed 2008
NOTE: Reviewer Jan Fields is the editor of Kid Magazine Writers emagazine and has written dozens of stories and articles for the children's magazine market.
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