When you were little, the only people you knew were members of your family...Now that you are older, friendship -- having friends and being a friend -- is more and more important.

Making friends is easy for some children, more troublesome for others. With exquisite clarity, Elaine Scott offers a lively introduction to the delights and difficulties children experience as they explore the complexities of friendship. Coupled with Margaret Miller's wonderful images of boys and girls from many different families, Friends! will encourage children to share their joys and concerns about this basic human relationship.