Little Beaver and the Echo(Ages 2 to 5)
By : Amy MacDonald
Publisher : Puffin-reprint in Sept.,1998
A relatively old , but a brilliant book. Kids love the theme about the little beaver and how he finds his friends; A lonely little beaver starts to cry, and hears someone else`s cry. Listening to the repetition of his words, "I need a friend"-which was his own echo- he sails off to find the other, who needs a friend. Surprisingly, he meets a duck, an otter and a turtle,each of whom is in need of a friend, but wasn't the one who was crying. They all join little beaver in his search; until they meet a wise old beaver who explains the concept of echo to them "No matter where you are the Echo is always across the pond from you." The pictures with it`s soft touch of colour and cute animal features are a great compliment to the story. A lovely bedtime story.
An ideal book to discuss friendship and loneliness.