The Cardboard Piano

By Perkins, Lynne Rae

Publishers Summary:
When Debbie gives Tina a cardboard piano, she is sure that Tina will love it. After all, Debbie spent a long time making it, and it looks just like a real piano. Now Tina can learn to play, too. It will be so amazing. But just because you are friends with somebody, and just because you are the same in most ways, doesn't mean that you will always see eye to eye. Friendship can be tricky. Really, really tricky. Even for true best friends. Even for Debbie and Tina.

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ISBN
978-0-06154-265-7 978-0-06154-266-4
Publisher
Greenwillow


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on November 1, 2008

Gr 1-3 The course of true friendship does not always run smooth, as Debbie and Tina discover. Although the girls enjoy rolling down hills, sleepovers on the lawn, riding bikes together (no-handed), they don't always agree on how to spend their time. That predicament reaches a crisis when Debbie, who's taking piano lessons, makes a cardboard keyboard for her friend so that the two of them can play duets. Tina gives it backciting a lack of interestand Debbie is crushed. Ultimately, the girls make up and by stor...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on September 1, 2008

Newbery medalist Perkins radicalized her approach to picture books last year with Pictures from Our Vacation (rev. 5/07). In a similar vein she develops the story of two best friends and the dilemma of the imperfect gift. Debbie and Tina have a lot in common, and a lot uncommon; "mostly it evened out." Debbie is learning to play the piano and wants her friend to join her, so she makes Tina a cardboard keyboard to practice on at home. "It was going to be so amazing....Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Starred Review on January 1, 2008

Debbie and Tina have lots in common, and a lot <i>un</i>common; "mostly it evened out." Debbie is learning to play the piano, so she makes Tina a...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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