Meet Atreus, a little boy who is looking and looking to make new friends. In this story all Atreus wants to do is meet new children, but he finds it really hard to do. He bravely approaches other kids and asks them to be his friends, but many of them ignore him or laugh at him.
It’s easy to get sad and let down but Atreus is persistent. He keeps looking and his persistence pays off! One by one Atreus finds some other children who are also playing alone. Each of them wants to be friends! Now instead of being alone, Atreus and his new friends have a whole group of children to spend time with.
Will You Be My Friend is inspired by true stories, it’s a sad start with a happy outcome that almost all children (and parents!) can relate to at some point in their lives. While this sweet story is lighthearted and fun, it touches on some strong themes, making it a great tool for parents to have on hand.
- social isolation and social skills
- being lonely
- being different
- how to fit in
- the stress of school
- the importance of social-emotional development
Dedicated to all the children struggling now. There is a friend who needs you too. Look around until you find each other.