That's What Friends Are For
Florence Parry Heide and Sylvia Van Clief
and Story by Joni Coleman
the elephant, hurt his leg on his way to meet his cousin on the
other side of the forest. Theodore was stuck in the middle of the
forest unable to walk and did not know what to do. His cousin was
waiting for him and
his cousin would not know what happened to Theodore. Theodore
decided he could ask his friends for help. Theodore thought this was a
because that is what friends are for.
friends gave him advice about what they would do if they had a hurt leg
and could not walk. The problem was that their advice would work for
them but not for Theodore. So, Theodore was stuck in the forest with
no way to fix his problem. Then his friends finally realized just
telling Theodore what they would do if they were hurt was not going to
help their friend and they figured out a way to really help.
How do you think Theodore's friends were able to help?