The Candy Bar
    Footnotes

    “The Candy Bar,” Friend, September 2018

    The Candy Bar

    The authors live in Idaho and Utah, USA.

    boy buying a candy bar and bringing it to birthday party

    Illustrations by Garth Bruner

    Mom, look!

    “You’re invited to Dante’s birthday party!”

    Can we go get Dante’s present now?

    OK. But we don’t have much money for gifts.

    Can we get this?

    I’m sorry. We don’t have enough.

    How about this?

    Well, Dante does like candy bars …

    Besides, your friendship is the best gift you can give.

    Is a candy bar enough? Maybe it would be better if I didn’t go.

    At the party …

    Cool! Thanks, Hannah!

    I LOVE these! Thank you, Ben!

    Really?

    Yeah, they’re my favorite!

    Thanks for coming to my party! I’m glad we’re friends.

    Mom was right! Friendship is the best gift of all.