My Way to Making Friends

Elizabeth Cole  Illustrated by Tatyana KimWhat would we do if we did not make friends?  Elizabeth Cole has written a children’s picture book that teaches this important skill that we all need to know.  This book is entitled ‘My Way to Making Friends’.  This is the story of a little girl named Melissa, who happens to be a very shy little girl.  She goes to the playground and tries to join in, but Making Friendsthings seem to go wrong.  She seems to think that she only has one friend in the world and that is her Teddy bear.  Melissa has a dream along with her teddy bear and learns more about herself.  Elizabeth Cole has written a children’s story that is a first in a series of books that teaches children and adults specific life skills we all need to learn and remember.  She has chosen dark black typeface so that the words can be easily read against the vivid colors of the pictures drawn by Tatyana.  At the end of the story Elizabeth has included a checklist that a child can color when a specific skill has been accomplished.  There is a letter on the last page to the children that will make them feel important.  There is a barcode that allows the readers to get a coloring page to instill the skills from the book.  I enjoyed all the pictures of this book for they tell the story even if there were no words.

Sometimes both preschoolers and school kids may have problems with confidence and may find themselves lost in a company of new children. Well, everyone could face such problems in the childhood. Friendship is a rather complex concept even for the grown-ups, which requires emotional effort and developed social skills. This kids’ book about making new friends will take your child to the sunny Jungle of Friendship. Boys and girls will surely like the adventures of little Melissa and her new adorable animal friends.

This social-emotional book for kids:

  • teaches children how to make friends
  • offers children many examples of social activities and friendly behavior
  • contains lovely illustrations and a light rhyming storyline
  • suitable for toddlers, preschool kids ages 3 to 5, as well as primary school students of 6-10 years old
  • contains a number of funny animal characters that children will love from the first sight


There are many books about big emotions available. However, what makes this picture book stand out from other books for kids about making friends is a clear message about what friendship means as well as numerous useful examples of being a good friend to somebody and understanding other people’s feelings and emotions. It also introduces kids to the concepts of kindness, diversity, and inclusion, which are essential for comprehension of the nature of friendship.

Even if you have tried many similar friendship books for kids, this story about little Melissa will surely be an excellent addition to a toolkit!

So, wait no more and take your child on this exciting adventure story about making new friends!

About Elizabeth Cole

Being a mother of two kids Elizabeth Cole very well understands that childhood is a great period of life filled with a tremendous amount of different and often changing emotions. Since the time Elizabeth received her master’s degree in psychology from University of New Orleans in 2008, she fully devoted herself to the research of kids, understanding their needs as well as their true emotions. Her five years period of working as the school teacher very much improved Elizabeth’s knowledge and motivated her even stronger. Finally, all of her experience inspired Elizabeth to write a series of children’s books. Learn more at or email Elizabeth at!

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2022ISBN: 9781957457116Go2Publish LLC27 pages

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