You Are Not My Friend, But I Miss You

You Are Not My Friend But I Miss You When two friends a sock monkey and a plush toy dog get into an argument during playtime Monkey gets his feelings hurt and proclaims You are not my friend But when he takes his ball to find someone n

When two friends a sock monkey and a plush toy dog get into an argument during playtime, Monkey gets his feelings hurt and proclaims, You are not my friend But when he takes his ball to find someone new to play with, he quickly learns that maybe he hasn t been a very good friend, either.Bestselling author illustrator Daniel Kirk uses bold and humorous illustrations to cWhen two friends a sock monkey and a plush toy dog get into an argument during playtime, Monkey gets his feelings hurt and proclaims, You are not my friend But when he takes his ball to find someone new to play with, he quickly learns that maybe he hasn t been a very good friend, either.Bestselling author illustrator Daniel Kirk uses bold and humorous illustrations to convey the important message that sharing and other acts of friendship are two way streets.Praise for You Are Not My Friend, But I Miss You Kirk s skillfully paced mix of vignettes, close ups and long shots guide readers smoothly through this emotional odyssey Kirkus Reviews His frequent use of bold, large scale drawing captures Monkey s equally outsize temperament, while the emphatic, minimal text is subtly poignant and supremely performable Publishers Weekly

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  1. Tina

    Four stars for the art, two for the story.The pictures here are freakin' adorable. I just want to cuddle their sad little faces. That combined with the title had me rushing to put a hold on this one. Sadly, the story doesn't stand up. The premise is there - teach kids about sharing and friendship through a learning experience. But frankly the moral is missed. Did dog actually take the ball selfishly? We're never told that dog asked to play, just that he has it. And then suddenly monkey puts the [...]

  2. Edward Ventura

    We are going to look at books about friendship. Today, let us look at this cover and title and tell me what you think this book is about? Your are not my friend, but I miss you. (Children responses): About a sad monkey and some animals. Why is he sad? No one wants to play with him. As I read this story, how do you think the monkey acting? What is the significance of the red ball? Look at this facial expression. What does it tell us how he is feeling? This book is told from the viewpoint of the m [...]

  3. Anna Smith

    Story Summary: The sad little sock monkey feels that his friend doesn’t share with him so he takes his ball back when he isn’t looking. Soon he feels lonely because he has no one to play. After he plays by himself he realizes that he might be the bad friend because he doesn’t want to share the ball with his friend. He then apologizes and shares with his friend. Grade Level: Pre S – 1st Grade Classroom Use: To help students understand that sharing does matter and it’s not nice to be mea [...]

  4. Isabella

    The art the cover the premise (sharing) and. and an adorable sock monkey? This book has got to be a home run right? Sadly the story was just not what I hoped for. So first his friend (Dog) steals his ball and runs off, then Monkey throws a tantrum and steals it back and then teases Dog with it and deliberately excludes Dog from playing with him. Then Monkey gets mad that he has no one to play with, and while playing alone he gets chased by a mean dog and hit with the ball when he is finally out [...]

  5. Jacinda Drakulich

    Opening 1: "You Are Not my Friend, But I Miss You is the title of the book we are going to read. Think about that title for a moment. What is odd about the title? [Children respond] [Show cover] "Look at the colors of the lettering, why do you suppose it was done this way? [Children respond] [Show title page] "Looking at this picture, can you figure out who or what may not be friends anymore and why? [Children respond] "Well, lets read on and find out it you can NOT be someone's friend and miss [...]

  6. Marfita

    Sock Monkey's ball is taken away by Dog, which makes Monkey angry. Dog is no longer his friend because friends share, they don't steal. He gets his ball back when Dog isn't looking and tries to find another friend to play with and then tries to play just by himself. After a while, when neither of those strategies is successful, he thinks that maybe he had not been a good enough friend, hadn't shared enough with Dog. They become friends again.Can be paired in storytime with Udry's Let's Be Enemie [...]

  7. T Crockett

    I was really surprised by how much I liked this book. I read it with kids ages 5, 7 and 11 - siblings. The characters in the book are friends, but these kids smiled knowingly as the characters acted just like they do sometimes to each other. The book manages to teach without preaching, and say a lot with very few words. The illustrations convey emotion as beautifully as Mo Willems' Gerald and Piggy.

  8. Pam

    Great book, few words wonderful pictures and it all comes together to help the reader think about what it means to be a person other people want to hang out with. Loved it, loved hearing L read it out loud today to us and Pepere, and LOVED that L got to donate it to the library by reading for a second set of 10 days for the summer reading program. Best reading reward ever! And if you want to see L's name in the book, just check out of the library. We're very proud.

  9. Karen Arendt

    I loved this story! The sock monkey is so adorable and the dog is cute, too. Sock monkey is mad because his friend, the dog, took his ball. So he won't be friends with the dog anymore. But sock monkey has no one to play with. So he plays with a plant and other inanimate objects (and a scary bear) until he realizes he isn't having fun and misses his friend. An excellent story for young children to understand the ups and downs of friendships and how to make amends.

  10. Kristina Jean Lareau

    Dog took Monkey's ball and now Monkey does not want to be friends anymore. He steals his ball back and tries to play by himself, but he just misses Dog too much.The pen and ink drawings were scanned and colored digitally in order get the fantastic textures of Sock Monkey and his stuffed friends. The story is fast and cranky, but resolves in a manner befitting a story.

  11. Angie

    I have been trying to get this book for several weeks but it seems to always be checked out at the library. Today I finally got to read it after it was checked in and it didn't disappoint. It is a really cute story with excellent illustrations. Great message as well. I think this would make a great storytime book.

  12. Karen

    First of all -- The artwork in this book is phenomenal. So very adorable. The story is sweet. Even if the dog did take the Sock's ball without asking, Sock still could have been a much better friend. Sock learned to value people over things, which is a lesson that is appropriate for all ages.

  13. Samantha

    Two friends fight over a toy ball until they realize bad behavior probably goes both ways in a fight and, more importantly, they miss each other.Pen and ink illustrations were finished digitally giving artwork a unique texturized look. Text is simple enough to be read aloud with PreK-2.

  14. Kelsey

    Age: Toddler-PreschoolMonkey lectures an alienated friend about sharing when Dog tried to play with Monkey's ball. Soon, Monkey realizes he's alone and begins to reflect on his greediness. Simple albeit a bit didactic.

  15. Samantha

    I don't know, i would have to test this one out. It seems weird, but maybe kids will get it.All about Sock Monkey and his friend breaking up because his friend didn't share, but then Sock Monkey gets bored and they become friends again.

  16. Amy

    LOVE that Kirk has so cleverly brought sock monkey to life in his delightful picture book about friendship and sharing! If you don't already have a sock monkey, you will want to get one of your own (or make one) to bring along for your reading of this book.

  17. Darlene

    This is a great book to teach little ones to share. The consequences of not sharing and then being friends again. Well written and illustrated.

  18. Josephine Hawkins

    Interesting illustrations with the knitted stitches under the characters, but the layout and story did not hold my daughter's attention.

  19. James

    Sean didn't like it.Sean didn't like the monkey playing all by himself. It was sad. Sean did like the end when they got to play catch again.

  20. Lynn

    Great theme, but weak in its presentation. I wonder if students will 'get it' without adult interaction. I love sock monkey, but this one scares me.

  21. Marissa Elera

    I liked the text but the sock monkey himself was a little creepy looking. The pup gets points for cuteness.

  22. Peacegal

    I think we've all been there beforewe have a fight with a friend and realize our lives are a little more dull without him or her. This book addresses a common experience of both kids and adults!

  23. Garren

    For younger readers and socializers. It shows the consequence of being too hard on people and uses some great textures in the art.

  24. Debby Baumgartner

    Sock friend is looking for a new friend but is the answer is to be a better friend himself?

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