Author: Donald Lloyd, Jr.
Illustrator: Donald Lloyd, Jr.
Publisher: Halo Publishing International
Released: July 14, 2020
Format: Kindle, Paperback
Reviewer: Ellwyn Autumn
Rating: 4 Lemon Drops
The Adventures Of Monkey And Toad Two Remarkable Friends is a great story that couldn’t have come at a better time! Two unlikely friends prove that anyone with an open mind and heart can be friends.
Ever wanted to make a new friend but were not sure how? Have you ever met someone and instantly knew that you would be friends? “The Adventures of Monkey and Toad: Two Remarkable Friends” is a story about finding a friend, learning how to be a friend and realizing that a true friend can be anyone from anywhere!
A cute rhyming story that breaks down preconceptions and teaches us to overcome rigid social patterns.
Monkey wants to be friends, but Toad’s not so sure. What would a monkey and a toad do together, they have nothing in common? Though Toad doesn’t see it, Monkey has the answer.
It takes a little persuasion, but Toad agrees to play with monkey, and the two spend the day learning new things and having the best time.
A great story that teaches young readers about inclusion, tolerance, and diversity. This book would make a nice supplement to a unit on friendship and accepting others. It could be read at any time, but I recommend reading it at the beginning of the school year when relationships are forming.
One way to extend the book is to invite children to read and discuss the book together in pairs. Afterward, they can draw a friendship picture on the same piece of paper or create a friendship chain.
I give it 4 Lemon Drops!