Edina, MN, January 22, 2015 -
In a competitive culture where everything is a race and excellence is the only acceptable destination, a gentle lesson about mutual support and tolerance is a breath of fresh air. In The Magic of Friendship (Kommuru Books) by Subhash Kommuru, the focus is on friendship and its healing effect while the story is spoken from the viewpoint of a father and son in a multi-generation relationship.
The story is set in Tadoba, a real forest in India, during a traditional Kojagiri festival observed in the winter when family, friends, and neighbors gather in the evening and share food, laughs and have a good time. The Magic of Friendship is a remarkable tale of the transformative power of companionship, particularly for someone who is lonely and never really had the gift of laughter.
Guaranteed to get a giggle out of kids, The Magic of Friendship also provides plenty of opportunities for readers to connect with the characters in richly detailed, mesmerizing illustrations. The picture book is perfect for read-aloud fun and is also appropriate for beginning readers.
Subhash Kommuru migrated to the United States along with his memories of childhood and youth. Now he is a parent; like every immigrant, he longs to introduce his child to the culture and values of his upbringing. Yet it can be challenging to teach something while you are in the midst of adjusting to a different culture yourself. These stories are his attempt to share a glimpse of his childhood days with his five-year-old son, his inspiration to write short stories that have meaning and provide teaching in some shape or form.
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The Magic of Friendship Kommuru Books Available online from Amazon.com and Barnes Noble ISBN-13: 978-0990317814
These children’s picture book is perfect for read-aloud fun and is also appropriate for beginning readers.