Who says friends have to be alike? When Mokey skips out an open door at the zoo, he wanders off to find some friends to play with. He doesn’t discover any monkeys, but he does find some new friends who are just as fun to play with, no matter how different they are.
Mokey’s New Friends by Connie Arnold is a wonderful story that celebrates diversity. Though sometimes we are drawn to people who are similar to us, we also find friendship with those who have different likes and abilities than we do. With this charming book, Arnold encourages kids to accept the differences and enjoy the time spent with friends.
Artist Marina Movshina lends her impressive talents to beautifully illustrate this story. From the minute the reader meets Mokey, they will be captivated by the pictures Movshina has painted to bring this story to life.
Kids will enjoy this delightful story over and over again.
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Paperback: 20 pages
Publisher: Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc; large type edition edition (December 1, 2015)
I received a digital copy of this book from the author. This review contains my honest opinions, which I have not been compensated for in any way.
Dixie Phillips is back with another engaging children’s picture book from Guardian Angel Publishing. Cinderfella and the Furry Godmother is the story of Staci, a little girl who is thrilled to receive a new puppy for her birthday. Staci’s job is to fill Little Fella’s water dish each day, but one day she forgets and she and her daddy decide they must come up with a way for her to remember.
In this delightful new release, Phillips shows why her work has won awards. A wonderful sense of imagination, an engaging storyline, and a dose of fun are combined to create a story that will help young readers remember how important it is to take care of their pets. That this topic is handled in a light and unique way makes Cinderfella and the Furry Godmother a book that youngsters will enjoy and want to read often.
Artist Samantha Bell has outdone herself with these beautiful illustrations in soft, warm tones. I swear I could almost hear the slurp of Little Fella’s lick to Staci’s cheek. I think my favorite must be the picture of Daddy all dressed up to make his announcement.
I’ve read many of Phillips’ stories. While she has departed from her Christian fiction for this one, her fans definitely won’t be disappointed. This would be a nice gift for a veterinarian’s office or for a family with young kids who have welcomed a new puppy into their home.
I’m eager to see what Dixie Phillips comes up with next!
Rating: 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂
Publisher: Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc
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