Did you know that February 11th is Make a Friend Day? This coloring page featuring neighbors making new friends is just the activity you need to celebrate, aside from bringing your neighbors cookies, of course!
Children’s book author and illustrator Melanie Hope Greenberg created this Make a Friend Day coloring page exclusively for you, my dear What Do We Do All Day reader!
“A friend is one of the nicest things you can have and one of the best things you can be.”–Winnie the Pooh
As you can see the illustration features a friendship in the making. A neighbor walking a dog is meeting a mother and child at their stoop. Melanie designed the scene after her Brooklyn neighborhood, but your kids can imagine the scene taking place anywhere.
Kids can imagine what the boy is saying to his neighbor and write it in the speech bubble. Then be sure to fill in the empty windows! What will their draw? Curtains? Cats? More neighbors? Maybe even a dinosaur–hey, no need to stick to realism.
So start down the road to making a new friend. But first, download and print the coloring page (by clicking on the following link you agree to our terms of service; see end of post for details*): Neighborhood friends coloring page
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About the illustrator:
Melanie Hope Greenberg is an award winning author and illustrator of more than 15 children’s books. Her cheerful, vibrant illustrations can be found in books such as Good Morning, Digger, Down in the Subway and A City Is.
Melanie just republished her iconic book, Mermaids on Parade, was selected as a Bank Street Best Book, and for the Texas Reading Club and PBS Kids Summer Reading Lists. It has also been named one of the Top Reprints of 2019 by Fuse#8.
MERMAIDS ON PARADE
written and illustrated by Melanie Hope Greenberg
Ingram 2019 Paperback ISBN 978-0578552125
Paperback 34 pages x 8.5 x 11 inches Perfect Bound $13.99
1st Edition Putnam/Penguin 2008
Print-On-Demand – can be purchased by schools, libraries, stores.
Institutional Book Ordering from Ingram
Or, buy it from Amazon
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