Raymond and Nelda

by Bottner, Barbara.

Format: Print Book 2007
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
Available (2)
Location Collection Call #
Carnegie Library of McKeesport Picture Books P BOT
Location  Carnegie Library of McKeesport
Collection  Picture Books
Call Number  P BOT
Northland Public Library Children's Picture Books J PIC BOTTNER
Location  Northland Public Library
Collection  Children's Picture Books
Call Number  J PIC BOTTNER
Raymond and Nelda are the best of friends, but when their friendship gets off track, they must find a way to make up.
Raymond and Nelda make up funny songs and share chocolate-covered strawberries. They like to play ball and they always laugh at each other's jokes. But one day, Nelda twirls for Raymond and falls down. Raymond laughs at her. "Some friend!" says Nelda. Now the two aren't speaking. But life isn't nearly as much fun without a best friend. It's up to Florence the mail lady to deliver some important letters that might just help Nelda and Raymond make up and be best friends once again.
Barbara Bottner's quirky story of a friendship negotiates the highs and lows of relationships. Nancy Hayashi's illustrations colorfully capture the appeal of the characters and the charm of the story.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Following in the great tradition of Arnold Lobel's Frog and Toad, this story is about two animal friends who quarrel and are miserable until they make up. In Hayashi's clear watercolor, pen, and colored-pencil illustrations, the plump, awkward characters wear clothes and act like children, their body language as expressive of their anger and longing as their words. Underlying the fight is their bond (Raymond and Nelda understood each other so well that sometimes they didn't need to say anything ), but the standoff is the drama: Raymond laughs at Nelda when she twirls and falls, so she tosses his ball into the water. Then they are lonely. The mail carrier helps them, but, at first, the notes they write just add more misunderstanding. When they finally make up, however, they are closer than ever. The intense feelings are elemental, and the scenarios are part of every preschooler's world. --Hazel Rochman Copyright 2007 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Best friends -- Fiction.
Friendship -- Fiction.
Letter carriers -- Fiction.
Publisher Atlanta :Peachtree,2007
Edition 1st ed.
Contributors Hayashi, Nancy.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
ISBN 9781561453948
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