What is another great way to tell children a meaningful story about friendship without using princesses, knights, and dragons? Well, the presence of talking animals, of course! In Come One, Come All Spring Festival by Tammy Elizabeth Fogle, these lovely creatures are organizing something grand for their annual spring celebration. Planning and preparing together always gets the job done untroubled. The bond shared by friends is as strong as that shared by a family. However, there will be challenges in friendships when desperate times occur. Will these friends settle the situation in time for the Spring Festival?
The book makes every page an exciting and worthwhile read. Imagination is naturally fueled by the animals’ conversations guided by fun illustrations vibrantly drawn by Hannah Raye Marchant. The author made sure that the narration and dialogues are balanced, thus, preventing complications of the story’s sequence. The children will be thrilled to discover what will happen in the end. It may be short, but it fits the story with its message perfectly. Both children, teens, and adults will appreciate its thought on friendship. It will make you want to call or see your friend as soon as you finish the book!
The author made the words and sentences brief, allowing children to easily feel like they are part of the story. The length of each page is pleasing in the eyes, especially with an image of nature in the background. Following through the story, you will not be inclined to pause from reading for a single second since your entire attention will be glued to the story. The characters’ names are also matched according to what animal they are for kids to remember who is being mentioned. Keeping the readers’ attention span is effortlessly successful.
Come One, Come All Spring Festival is not just a great book, it is THE right book for all ages.
– The Moving Words Review
About the Author. I was born in Indio California on December 25th 1971.10 Paul and Reggie Wright. I have an older brother Paul Jr. and a younger sister Johnni LeeAnn. I have had a passion for books since I was little and always wanted to be an author. One of my favorite places to go is the library, they amaze me. I was an army brat. And am the daughter of a police officer/postal worker and a nurse. My parents have been married for 40 years. We traveled a lot and have been very blessed to be able to see places that not many get to and to meet a lot of people. I graduated from Redlands High School in Redlands California. At 18 I started in the medical field. When I was 19 I joined the C.C.C. and worked for the forest service specializing in salmon restoration and fire fighting/flood control. I have my nursing degree and have again worked for the Forest Service and Idyllwild fire dept for the past 10years combined I recently got married at 36 to literally the most wonderful man any woman could dream of. He is a chief with the forest service and is such a pillar with the community and our church. We live in a small mountain community in southern California, he has two boxers, Dukes and Dixie. We enjoy hiking and we are very big movie buffs. We have lots of nieces and nephews. God has blessed me with so many great people in my life from family on both sides, to church, to work, to friends in the community. I could not do without any of them. I thought it was time to sit down and finally live one more blessing in my life to be able to have the dream of publishing my children’s books that I started when I was 11.1 plan to continue in the future with several more exciting adventures.