“My friend, can you fill in for me at the hair salon?” “Sure thing, I’ll help, just bring it on.” Everyone in this book helps a friend out, and although some of them do so in unusual ways, it is always with great joy. One Friend Takes Over for Another is an amusing story suggesting that we be good friends, and always help each other wholeheartedly with a huge smile.
Age Group: PRESCHOOL
Book-Related Family Activities
As one person with one heart
(Rashi on Exodus 19:2)
A little advice for family reading
Reading together helps children identify with various characters in the book. As they do, a discussion of complex feelings, such as empathy or being considerate of others, can ensue.