Pickles Helps a Friend (Paperback)
In this story, Pickles is a very nice and friendly alligator. He lives near a swamp in the middle of the forest. His real name is Arthur, but everyone calls him Pickles because that is his favorite snack and he is always eating them. On this bright, sunny day, Pickles is in a happy mood until he sees his friend Teddy the turtle coming. Pickles can tell that something is wrong by the way his friend is looking. Teddy seems to be very sad about something. Teddy explains that his mom had to give away his favorite stuffed bear. Throughout the story, Pickles, Teddy, and their other friends Jake and Chip help Teddy with his problem by trying to find a new favorite toy for Teddy. At the end of the story Pickles does something very unselfish for his friend. He gives Teddy his own stuffed bear. All of the characters learn a great lesson about what good friendship means and how valuable it is to have friends you can count on.