* "This well-crafted story is an excellent choice for those seeking books featuring conflict-resolution." — Booklist, starred review In two little houses, on two little hills, lived two best friends... So begins the story of Rita and Ralph. Every day they meet to play beneath the apple tree. It's always fun and games — until one roundly rotten day when a new game means someone ends up crying. Who knew it could be so hard to say "I'm sorry?" Just when it seems nothing will ever be right again, a surprising thing happens. The old friends try something new, that isn't new at all. Something they've done a hundred times... Carmen Agra Deedy's brilliant storytelling combined with Pete Oswald's spirited illustrations make for a comforting tale of healing and true friendship.