Author: Miriam Cohen
Illustrator: Lilian Hoban
Age Level: 4-7 years
Publishers: Simon and Schuster (Aladdin Paperbacks)
ISBN (13): 9780689713330
A little boy sets off to school for the first time. How is he going to spend the day surrounded by strangers, even if they are little children? Will they play with him?
In class other children are playing with each other or by themselves. They laugh and share jokes, eat snacks together and show their clay shapes to one another. Jim watches and laughs too but it isn’t until nap time he finds another little boy who listens to him and shares stories with him.
A great book for kids who are just starting school, Will I have a Friend? sends a reassuring message that there is a friend for everyone.