My Friend Stu

Children - Social Issues
36 Pages
Reviewed on 03/16/2021
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Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite

Let's meet Lou and his friend Stu who are best friends in the storybook My Friend Stu by Laura Day. They act silly at times and play together. Lou and Stu like to dance and sing songs. They go to the same school and they like similar things. Though they disagree on a few things, they still like each other. Lou likes to play with trains and Stu likes to play with cars. Lou likes hotdogs and Stu likes hamburgers. They have different tastes but still, they are friends and like each other a lot. Let's read the book to find out what else Lou likes that Stu does not like.

My Friend Stu is adorable and is all about friendship despite them being different. The illustrations are colorful and lively and give clarity to Laura Day's words. The characters are well portrayed and readers will find them real and relatable. The story shows how two youngsters can be very different from each other, and still agree on certain things and be friends. It is a good storybook for tutors and parents to use for storytelling sessions to encourage children to accept the differences of others and be friends with them. Books like this are simple and easy for children to understand because of the simple language used in the story. The concept is clear when told with the help of a story and interesting characters. Lou and Stu will definitely win the hearts of young readers with their likes and dislikes, friendship, and disagreements.