"The Magic of Friendship aims for something more and stands above most others in pairing vivid, colorful animal drawings (by Arul Anugragh Ross)
with a narrative that…offers satisfying differences….
It takes a wise old bird's observation to point out the real value of friendship
and its world-changing potentials in this winning, feel-good story perfect for read-aloud or young picture book readers.”
— Ms. D. Donovan - Midwest Book Review
"The Magic of Friendship is a delightful allegorical story….Incorporating themes of bullying and friendship amid the Indian culture,
Kommuru's recent book has great potential to connect with children internationally….Kommuru…. raises the awareness that bullies in reality are pretty miserable people….opens
opportunities for children to learn and ask questions about another part of the world….not just a fascinating read.
Wonderfully written with aptly complementing illustrations, it is also a welcomed addition to children's literature.”
— Ms. Anita Lock, Pacific Book Review (5 Stars) read more
"…a wonderful story about friendship….had kids giggling and listening the whole way through. I would recommend this book for any classroom or family.”
— Ms. M. Cogswell, KG Teacher
"…a heartwarming story that touches the hearts of both young and old! The characters come to life through the vibrant illustrations and wise words! The moral of the story rings true…The Magic of Friendship is learning to not only love people for their unique qualities but to love ourselves, too!”
— Mrs. K. Harlan, PS Teacher
"A fun and heartwarming story that teaches children about friendships and the importance of embracing different talents. This book is sure to be an instant favorite by children and adults alike!”
These children’s picture book is perfect for read-aloud fun and is also appropriate for beginning readers.
— Christina Santos Mosher, Ed.D.