Available May 2019. “I love to talk with people!” announces the toddler narrator of this charming board book. Language is an essential communication skill and an important avenue for self-expression, meeting needs, conversation, problem-solving, and cooperation. “My friend and I talk about things we both like. We get along.” Through simple text and engaging, realistic illustrations, young children learn when, why, and how to speak up: in order to share feelings, wants, and interests; to say thank you and ask for help; and to offer kind words and feel a sense of belonging. Includes tips and information for teachers, parents, and caregivers and downloadable bonus activities.