For Little Friends

by Clare Mishica


Molly’s Smile

Cheer up your hearts, and remember that ye are free to act for yourselves (2 Ne. 10:23).
Picture story(click to view larger)

Illustrated by Julie F. Young

Good Books for Little Friends

Seasons of Swans by Monica Wellington A very simply told story of a year in the life of a pair of swans. The illustrations are nice and big.

With Love from Gran by Dick Gackenbach The little boy loved to sit on Gran’s lap and help her shell peas. When she goes around the world, she sends something fascinating from, and typical of, each place. But her best present is her last one—herself!

Looking for Henry by Elaine Livermore Henry’s spots are such good camouflage that no one can see him, and that’s a problem. As he gets harder and harder to find in this clever hide-and-seek book, he learns how to make his camouflage useful and how to overcome the problem it caused him.

Ottie Slockett by Ida Luttrell Ottie told people that they were too lazy, too fat, or in some other way annoying, then couldn’t understand why they didn’t appreciate and like him. This very funny book with very funny pictures is very easy to read.

Two Travellers by Christopher Manson When Isaac journeys to Baghdad for his master, Emperor Charlemagne of France, he doesn’t know that he’ll return with a strange animal! More unexpected still is the friendship that grows between Isaac and the beast. Based on a true story.

I Will Not Forget

“Remember me,” the Savior said
As He blessed the broken bread.
I want to follow where He led.
I will not forget.
I will not forget.
The bread and water I will take
Reverently and for His sake.
And once again my promise make:
I will not forget.
I will not forget.

[illustration] Painting by Del Parson

When I Am Grown

1. When I am grown and earn my way,
I wonder what I’ll be.
Since I can’t tell the future,
I’ll just pretend and see.
2. I could be a doctor
and help to heal the sick.
If I take good care of them,
they might get better quick.
3. I could be an astronaut
and fly up into space.
I don’t know if there’s pizza there—
I’ll take some just in case.
4. A teacher helps the children
to learn to read and write.
I’d better study hard right now
so I can teach them right!
5. As a farmer, I’d till the soil
to grow vegetables or grain.
Surely Heavenly Father will bless me
when I pray to Him for rain.
6. There’s one thing that I’m certain
I really want to be.
I’ll proudly wear a name tag
when I’m a missionary!

[illustrations] Illustrated by Julie F. Young