The Candy Bar

“The Candy Bar,” Friend, September 2018

The Candy Bar

The authors live in Idaho and Utah, USA.

Friend Magazine, 2018/09 Sep

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!


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.