"While preparing to put on a play, two very different friends explore how they each express emotions in their own special way... and discover that despite a misunderstanding the show can still go on!"-- From publisher's description.
"Noni is nervous about playdates, and global warming, and most of all, about the first day of school. Her parents are worried too, and even her brother is a little wary. But Noni finds a friend, someone a little more outgoing than herself, and discovers that through friendship, she can belong and succeed in a world that once filled her with dread."--
"Mr. King likes new things. And he doesn't worry a bit about what to do with his old things-he just takes them to the pond and throws them in! But when a monster emerges from the pond one day, threatening both Mr. King and his friends, Mr. King realizes that perhaps he needs to reconsider his careless ways."--Dust jacket.