Making friends is not "as easy as pie" but reading and thinking with this picture book will certainly help students see that friendship is possible even with those that you think you could never, ever like.
This is a great text and lesson for making inferences about how characters are feeling throughout a story, what motivates them to do the things they do, and noticing how characters relationships change over time.
This lesson gives you two options. One option is to track the motives and relationship of the two boys in the story. The other is to track the motives and relationship between the boy and his father. Or you can do both!