Reading/Interest Level: Preschool
Author: Gillian Shields
Illustrator: Anna Currey
Within the rabbit family, each child has their own interests, individuality, and ways to shine. Their varied talents keep them entertained together. But one day they realize that they want and need friends. Soon a family of squirrels move in across the stream, and the rabbits know their friends had arrived! But it isn't as easy as that. The stream is wide and deep and with no bridge, so the clever rabbits have to concoct a way to reach their new squirrel friends, where they can play, and laugh all day.
Friends are all over the place, if we only find them and start to play. Siblings make great friends, especially if you take turns focusing on individual interests. However, playing with other friends can be both refreshing and expansive. The rabbits show young readers that you don't have to forget your siblings to make new friends, and in fact, the more the merrier! Playing with your siblings and friends can be fantastic. Chock full of problem solving as well as imagination, When the World Is Full of Friends is sure to be a family favorite.