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We're Going to Be Friends

By Regan McMahon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Retro art, collage bring fond school-day lyrics to life.

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This offbeat and upbeat story of a day at school and making a new friend offers a cheery, nostalgic view of free-range childhood and a fun day in the classroom and at recess. We're Going to Be Friends is simple enough for kindergartners but should also please grown-ups who recall a more carefree time -- and for fans of the White Stripes who know the song the book is based on. The book's publication comes just a few months after the band's 20th anniversary. The design includes fanciful drawings and clever collage work by veteran animator Elinor Blake, aka singer-songwriter April March.

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