Our New Friends was the second reader for first graders; this is the 1940 edition, the first series published by Scott Foresman after the series was begun and published by Elson Gray in the 30's. The book is a blue cloth over board and has all the Dick and Jane characters who are joined by some new friends for some stories and includes animal stories in the last section. The book is in really good condition with no writing and clean pages. Its only flaw are some sharp pointed stabs in three sections on the front cover. The illustration are precious!