A Peanut's Tale: A Duckling's Journey on Children's Lake

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Great children’s books are those that take a story with a timeless lesson, and make it even more powerful through the artistry and love embodied in the retelling of it over generations. A Peanut’s Tale is one of those instant classics that reminds us all of the importance of helping others in a way that unites our hearts.
This book was crafted by a mother and daughter team that combined their literary and artistic talents to share one of their most memorable family stories, and the lesson it imprinted on their hearts, with all of us. I’ve shared this book with my grandchildren, my children and my husband – and we are all moved by it. For anyone looking for an amazing book for the children in their lives, or for the inner child in their hearts, A Peanut’s Tale is a treasure.
- Maggie Craddock, President of Workplace Relationships, LLC
 

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About this book a Peanut’s Tale; It is a cute story that is wonderfully illustrated. Aside from the obvious benefits of reading to a young child there are several powerful elements to this book that can help create some important dialog between the reader and the child.
When Peanut the cute little duckling becomes lost, we can discuss with a child things such as “what will you do if you become lost?" As a parent of four children, there were plenty of times my wife or I looked up and noticed one of the children were not where we thought.
Second, when Eva and Bella find Peanut we have an opportunity to discuss how we may notice someone or something who needs help and that we have an opportunity and responsibility to make a difference by helping. This is also a time to tell the child that if they ever feel they need help they should say so. We need to have this conversation especially now when so many children are in need of a friend who cares. Helping others gives kids confidence.
One of the most important take aways of this book is how cute the real story is of how Terri and her daughter Lauren got to work together on a project. What a great story for the reader to discuss with the child and dream together about something they can do together. It could be writing their own book, making something to sell, making cookies to give to someone who needs cheering, having a lemonade stand or perhaps something bigger. Whether you are a parent or grand parent, aunt, uncle or babysitter, kids need goals and dreams and to know they have someone who cares.
I bought a copy for my wife and one for my 22 year old daughter. This is the perfect book for every mother, new and old.
Sometimes a book is a story, and sometimes it is much more!
John G.
 

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