In this book, Scaredy Squirrel decides to become friends with a goldfish, because he thought the goldfish was 100% safe. On the way to play with the goldfish, Scaredy Squirrel meets an energetic puppy, and after some initial misgivings, he decides that the puppy would make a good friend.
After reading the story we brainstormed the qualities that we look for in a friend. Because we each have our own perspective, we notice different qualities in others, and are attracted to various people because of their individual qualities. We often choose people who like to do the same things as we do. The important thing is that we take time to get to know others, since our perspective may change once we get to know them better! Here are some qualities that we look for in our friends:
What qualities do you look for in a friend?