I received a set of heartwarming books to review from the Children’s Collection of the author and illustrator Marilyn Randall.
The book that touched me the most in this collection was the The Best of Best Friends.
This is a story of accepting diversity and making self sacrifice. It shows how two very different animals, a Piggy who was fenced and a Bunny who was free, could have chose to stay apart, but found common ground. These two unlikely friends, decide that even though they were very different, would work to be together and would become The Best of Best Friends.
This book is written in a poetic format with rhyming. The illustrations are really cute and comical. My kids got a kick out them, and I liked the last scene of the book with the Piggy and the Bunny heading out into the sunset.
Marilyn Randall began her professional career as a graphic artist in 1976. In 1990 when she opened her own graphic design business called Personal Touch Designs by Marilyn. Her first published book was titled “Feelings” and since it was well received, it inspired her to pursue her dream of writing and illustrating children’s books. These books especially reflect a strong morale attitude with positive answers to today’s life situations, which are faced daily by today’s youth. Teaching children about faith and learning to cope with troubles in a positive and healthy way are inspirations she hopes to help instill in our families struggling with today’s issues. Source: MarilynRandall.com
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Title: The Best of Best Friends
Author: Marilyn Randall
Publisher: LuLu Publishing
Publishing Date: 2009
Recommended Price: $16.95
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