Friday 56 & #Book Beginnings: Of Petals and Hope: Sunny Sunflower Triumphs Over Bullying

Of Petals and Hope: Sunny Sunflower Triumphs Over Bullying
by Adam Cafege and Marconi Calindas Paperback

Once there was a sunflower named Sonny. Sonny was unlike other flowers in the valley. He was bright and yellow while the rest of the flowers were vibrant and multicolored.
- p. 1

For Friday 56:
“Now don’t you look flowerrific!” said Harmony with tears streaming down her chubby cheeks. Harmony had the biggest smile on her face."
- p. 25 

I'm proud to say that the illustrator of this book, Marconi Calindas, is my highschool friend! So I'm even prouder to show off this lovely book with a strong anti-bullying message that he illustrated for his author friend Adam Cafege. I hope you all consider getting your hands on this one!
Synopsis: This story tells the tale of a very unique and special sunflower, Sonny, and his magical powers of healing. His superficial differences elicit feelings of despair and make him a target of bullying by the other flowers around him. Through the friendship and support of a few flowers and his innate strength of character, Sonny overcomes this dilemma and realizes his dream of being accepted for who he is.
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  1. Sounds like a fantastic book with an even more fantastic message.

  2. awwww... sounds like a very lovely book with a great message.

  3. This looks like a wonderful read for children! Everyone experiences some kind of bullying, and it looks as though it's written at the perfect level for my grandbebes! I'm going to look it up!


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