Author: Sarah S. Kilborne
Plot Summary: A friendship develops between a blue toad and a peach who wants to see the world before she is eaten. They open each other’s eyes to seeing the world in new ways.
Posted In: Aesthetics, Ethics

Discussion Questions


  • What is friendship?
  • What can you be friends with? Can you be friends with any of the following?
    • The moon.
    • A car.
    • A stone.
    • A pair of shoes.
    • A book.
    • A movie.
    • A cat.
    • A plant.
    • A bird.
    • A house.
    • A piece of land.
    • An idea.
    • A dream.
    • A song.
    • A painting.
    • A tree.
    • A parent.
  • What is a friend?
  • If someone is a friend, is the following true?
    • I play with him or her a lot.
    • I talk to him or her a lot.
    • We share thoughts with each other.
    • We share feelings with each other.
    • I share my toys with him or her.
    • I like him or her.
    • I want to be near him or her.
    • We help each other.
    • She or he thinks that I am their friend.


  • Are things more beautiful when you see them for the first time?
  • Does what we think is beautiful depend on the way we perceive the world?
  • Can new experiences change the way we perceive the world?