What is a Friend Anyway?
Coloring & Activity Book

What is a Friend Anyway? Coloring & Activity Book is a fun companion to the picture book; What is a Friend Anyway? The story about how difficult it can be for children to navigate the world of socialization and friendship follows Dream and her forever friend Elaine as they try to figure out how to add new people to their friendship group while remaining the best of friends. After experiencing anger, sadness and guilt, the girls find common ground amongst themselves and learn to be open to new people and experiences. The results are two brand new friends that add to the fun and fabulousness of life! As a bonus, readers will enjoy creating their own version of friends as they color and explore how they can be a best friend forever too.

What is a Friend Anyway?

Does your 3rd or 4th grader struggle to understand friendships? What is a Friend Anyway? is a story about how difficult it can be for children to navigate the world of socialization and friendship. This story follows Dream and her forever friend Elaine as they try to figure out how to add new people to their friendship group while continuing to remain the best of friends. After experiencing anger, sadness, and guilt the girls find common ground amongst themselves and learn to be open to new people and experiences. The results are two brand new friends with diverse features and abilities that add to the fun and fabulousness of life!

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Meet the Author

Renée Ecckles-Hardy

Renée Ecckles-Hardy has a love for reading, writing, worship, and empowering others to be their best self. Her experiences influence her writing and she always endeavors to be a positive change agent, no matter how difficult the content or topic. Beautiful Nappy-Headed Tar is her first published book set to launch on December 2020. She considers this to be the beginning of published accomplishments. 

An encourager at heart, Renée is often praised for her positive outlook and a bright smile. She is passionate about helping others recognize their self-worth and the value of the spoken word. Through written and verbal platforms she seeks to inspire others by what she calls The 3 E’s: Encourage-Empower-Engage.