A story about fear of the unknown, how easy it can be to follow a crowd, and how it only takes one friend to model kindness.
The forest has a new neighbor. No one has met him, but Frog’s ball is missing and he’s certain the neighbor must have stolen it! Most of the animal friends plan an attack . . . but Mouse has other ideas. She is determined to hear the other side of the story and give the new neighbor a chance. When the ball is returned, will the animal friends learn an important lesson?
Originally published in Belgium and The Netherlands by Clavis Books, the English translation of Afraid of Your Neighbor is now being published in North America. This clever fable cautions against the dangers of prejudice and models a heartening example of standing up for what’s right―both timely lessons sure to resonate with readers of all ages.
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