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The Not-So-Friendly Friend - by Christina Furnival (Hardcover)

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The Not-So-Friendly Friend - by  Christina Furnival (Hardcover) - image 1 of 1
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About this item


  • 4-7 Years
  • 8.65" x 8.89" Hardcover
  • 46 Pages
  • Juvenile Fiction, Social Themes


About the Book

How can I help my child deal with a bully?
What do I teach them about handling an on-again-off-again, not-so-friendly friend? My advice to "just be kind" isn't helping, and my child is still hurting.

Christina Furnival, a licensed mental health therapist and mom, helps answer these questions in this charming and engaging rhyming story about a young child who successfully navigates the complexities of an unkind peer relationship.

In The Not-So-Friendly Friend, children will learn an easy and practical lesson about how to firmly and assertively - yet kindly - stand up for themselves in the face of a bully. By teaching children about the importance and value of setting boundaries for healthy friendships, this book provides children the tools they need to foster their social confidence and emotional well-being.
Dimensions (Overall): 8.65 Inches (H) x 8.89 Inches (W) x .39 Inches (D)
Weight: .76 Pounds
Suggested Age: 4-7 Years
Number of Pages: 46
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Social Themes
Publisher: PESI Publishing, Inc.
Format: Hardcover
Author: Christina Furnival
Language: English
Street Date: September 14, 2021
TCIN: 84177885
UPC: 9781683734260
Item Number (DPCI): 247-20-6103
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship dimensions: 0.39 inches length x 8.89 inches width x 8.65 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.76 pounds
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5.0 out of 5 stars with 3 reviews
100% would recommend
2 recommendations


5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Jill - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
Love the message of this book! Helps young ones understand that you don’t have to play with everyone.
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Wonderful Friendly Way of Teaching About Friendship...

5 out of 5 stars
Shelly Pollock - 3 years ago
The Not-So-Friendly Friend is a great teaching tool book containing many helpful strategies for children on how to be a good friend, how to handle a bully, and most importantly how to stand up for yourself. The book is written in simple powerful rhyme making it easy for children to understand. It is also a great resource for a School Counselor's Library...
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Amazing book!

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Dad of boys - 3 years ago
Wonderful book by Christina Furnival with simple, practical tools for young children to follow. Beautifully illustrated by Katie Dwyer. This is a must read for parents, educators, children, and anyone who works with children.
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