Published by Roaring Brook Press
Summary: Two boys are drawing lines in this wordless book, their backs to each other. When they bump into each other, they connect their lines, and the line becomes a string. The string is fun to play with, until the play turns mean. As they engage in a tug-of-war, a chasm appears, gradually widening and pushing them further apart. A shared smile creates the means for closing the gap, turning it into a path that they can travel on together. 48 pages; ages 4-8.
Pros: This simple story and black-and-white illustrations could be a starting point for all kinds of discussions about friendship and conflict resolution.
Cons: A review I read mentioned color in the illustrations, and there are colors in the picture (above) that I found online, but the copy of the book I had was all in black and white.