Who is on the plum tree?
I often focus on the subject of Loneliness. Here is a lovely little book recommended by Patricia Tilton about childhood loneliness. Thank You Patricia!
Jill Neimark and Marcella Bakur Weiner, Authors
JoAnne Adinolfi, Illustrator
Magination Press, Fiction, 2013
Suitable for Ages: 4-8
Awards: 2012 Gold Medal Winner, Mom’s Choice Awards
Themes: Building Healthy Friendships, Best Friends, Animals
Opening: Toodles the Turkey had no best friend. She had oodles of playmates/And all kinds of play dates with Cathy the Cow and Omar the Owl/With Streaky the Barn Cat/And Boo-Boo the Barn Bat.”
Synopsis: Although Toodles has many friends who keep her busy, she feels lonely because she doesn’t have a best friend. One day by the pond she meets Teeny, a tiny white turkey who is also lonely. Toodles and Teeny spend the entire summer together eating berries and chestnuts, taking naps on the hillside, telling silly stories, fishing in the pond and chatting about everything. Back in the barnyard, the other animals miss Toodles and wonder why she…
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