Cy the Cyclops can make just about anything, except a friend. Even practicing skills such a making eye contact and winking doesn’t seem to help. Then Cy remembers that it’s nice to share, so he turns his talent for making things to creating a special something just right for two.
This charming tale about finding a friend celebrates kindness, generosity, and being true to yourself, and features fresh, colorful artwork. An author’s note with information about Cyclopes and many other mythological creates in the book is included.
About the Author
Ann Marie Stephens is the author of Scuba Dog and has published original teaching ideas in the magazines The Mailbox and Scholastic Teacher and in the book Kwame Alexander's Page-to-Stage Writing Workshop. As an elementary school teacher, she's loved sharing the thrill of writing with her students for more than 20 years. She lives in Fairfax, Virginia. Visit her blog at http://2happyteachers.blogspot.com.
Tracy Subisak studied industrial design at the University of Cincinnati. She has design experience in everything from soft goods to consumer electronics. Cy Makes a Friend is her first picture book. She lives in Portland, Oregon. Visit tracysubisak.com.
Even mythological creatures can be shy...(and) Cy would like friends...as Stephens writes in her...plainspoken narrative. Cy decides that a good way to make friends is to...share. (With) Subisak's playful artwork...the lesson in generosity never goes wrong. A tale of encouragement and gumption.' Kirkus Reviews
This well-written, gentle tale with its colorful illustrations...will be a hit with shy kids...A sweet and funny look at dealing with social issues that will resonate with timid children.' School Library Journal
Doubling as introduction to mythological creatures, the theme of this book is how to make friends. The story follows a creative, but friendless cyclops as he figures out how to make friends. The text is easy to read...for early readers. The illustrations...are colorful and active...making the book a good one in a friendship or mythology unit. Recommended' School Library Connection