About The Book:
The rainforest is under attack. One monkey is determined to save it. His name is Tomagochi. He’s brown. He’s small. He’s plain. But when a group of men enter the rainforest armed with bulldozers and axes, Tomagochi the monkey springs into action to defend his natural habitat. While larger animals like Peshe the tiger run and hide, Tomagochi charges into battle. Will he be victorious? Will the rainforest be saved? Join Tomagochi as he fights to protect his home and discovers just how special he truly is. His self-esteem is sure to rise in this book!
I know you shouldn’t judge a book by it’s cover, but it’s hard not to when the illustrations are this fun. I love the bright colors and whimsical animal drawings. Kids of all ages will be delighted to point out the different characters when you turn each page.
The moral of the story is one we’ve heard before, but here it is told in a way children can easily understand. I think it’s presented in a way that will give parents an opportunity to begin conversations about self-esteem and understanding differences.
About author Leah Beth Evans:
Leah Beth Evans was inspired to write her story as a 4th grade student after studying about the rainforest. She continues to enjoy writing stories and poetry. However, her story A Different Kind of Hero has always been one of her favorites.
About illustrator Colleen Gedrich:
Colleen, a lifelong resident Throop, PA, earned a BFA in illustration from Marywood University in 2002. Since that time, she has worked part-time as a freelance illustrator specializing in animal-themed work. She enjoys creating her art using mostly watercolor and pastel. As a dedicated animal rights activist and full-time program coordinator for International Society for Animal Rights (ISAR), Colleen lives her dream of joining her passions for animals and art to promote a more harmonious world with a touch of beauty. Recent works produced by Colleen include t-shirt and invitation designs, children’s book illustrations, and book covers. Colleen has also teamed up with her very talented artist mother, Kathy Holmes Gedrich, and paints murals for children’s nurseries.
A Different Kind Of Hero is available for purchase online-only for $14.95
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