Tuesday, December 9, 2014

The Magic of Friendship Book Blast and Review

Welcome to the book blast for The Magic of Friendship by Subhash & Sujata Kommuru! I also have a review for this book included in this post, so be sure to check that out. 

The Magic of Friendship by Subhash Kommuru

Title: The Magic of Friendship | Authors: Subhash Kommuru & Sujata Kommuru | Publication Date: August 25, 2014 | Publisher: Kommuru Books | Pages: 42 | Recommended Ages: 3 to 8 

A flock of migrating geese stumble upon Tadoba, the land of the fierce tiger Babbar who does not tolerate anyone in his area. Will Babbar show any mercy? Can he change? Will the geese make it to safety? This is a story about change -- a transformation that comes with the magic of friendship. Personality may not change, but nature can surely change. This story will shows the value of friendship and how that can change a person, particularly one who is lonely and never really had the gift of laughter.

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About the Authors: Subhash & Sujata Kommuru

Subhash and Sujata Kommuru

Subhash and Sujata Kommuru hail from India. They migrated to the United States along with their memories of childhood and youth. Now that they are parents, just like every immigrant they crave to introduce their child to the culture and values of their upbringing. Yet it is challenging to teach something while you are in the midst of adjusting to a different culture yourself. Subhash and Sujata both work in different disciplines and have different styles and backgrounds, but it is the upbringing of their son that brings them on the same page. That exact place where they meet is captured and reflected in their stories, where Subhash can express in words, and Sujata can illustrate them beautifully. Where he puts it in black and white, she adds color to it. You get the idea! These stories are their attempt to share a glimpse of their childhood days with their son. He is their inspiration to write short stories that have meaning to them and provide teaching in some shape or form.

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Everyone is afraid of Babbar, the tiger that rules Tadoba. However, things begin to change as Babbar makes friends with Hasmukh, a scared but funny donkey. Can these two overcome their differences to become friends? And what will this mean for the rest of the animals?

I absolutely loved this story. It's a beautiful tale of how powerful friendship is tied in with overcoming our prejudices a bit as well. The animals are afraid of Babbar and find him quite frightening. However, Babbar is just sad and lonely. It's not until Hasmukh meets him and takes a chance on friendship that the two begin to evolve into better animals. Each one is able to help overcome a weakness in the other. What a wonderful lesson for people of all ages. The illustrations are fantastic as well. They really draw me in. This book is full of beauty and fun with a great story wrapped up in it.

Book provided for review.

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Contest ends: January 8, 11:59 pm, 2014
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