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A SURPRISING FRIENDSHIP, THE ENDEARING CHILDREN'S BOOK FROM AUTHOR AND THERAPIST ANDREW WALD, HELPS CHILDREN, ADULTS AND FAMILIES UNDERSTAND DIVERSITY AND THE IMPORTANCE OF UNIQUE AND ENDURING FRIENDSHIPS.
A Surprising Friendship is a heartwarming story of Zoey the Canadian goose and Henry the Black bear that celebrates diversity. Their fun and shared adventures show how differences can be overcome with kindness, acceptance, and a willingness to discover what we have in common with others who are not like us.
A Surprising Friendship is a welcomed addition to any families' reading list and library, with a wonderfully sweet and timely story by Wald, and beautiful watercolor illustrations by artist Tara J. Hannon.
Wald shares, "All beings are wired for connection. With an open heart, fear of others being different may be overcome and commonalities discovered and ultimately shared. As those friendships deepen over time, we feel fulfilled and alive. We want those feelings to endure. So, we yearn to maintain that relationship even if we have to be apart for a while. My wish is that this tale of Zoey and Henry encourages readers to welcome and enjoy a surprising friendship of their own, whatever the differences, obstacles, or distance."
A Note From the Publisher
Book Illustrator: Tara J. Hannon
“…the moral here is charming…whimsical…appealing…the engaging work emphasizes its worthy message...”
— Kirkus Reviews
“A Surprising Friendship is a story about two friends from different worlds brought together at one very special pond who sweetly remind us to both honor who we are and look for the wonderful in someone else.”
—Mallika Chopra, Author of Just Feel: How to Be Stronger, Happier, Healthier, and More
“A Surprising Friendship is a welcomed children’s book that the world very much needs right now. The love between two unlikely friends, Zoey and Henry, will warm the hearts of young and old alike and is destined to become a favorite read for children and their families. This book is deserving of honors and a huge thanks to Andrew for believing in and celebrating the human heart.”
—Cyndi Dale, Author of 27 bestselling books including Beyond Soul Mates and Co-Author of Togetherness
“I love this sweet and poignant tale of an unlikely friendship between Henry, a bear, and Zoey, a goose. Like all good friendships, they soar together as they find they are more alike than they are different! And like the seasons, change comes and nothing is ever the same again. Read it to the little ones you love tonight!”
—Sarah Bamford Seidelmann, Author of The Book of Beasties: Your A-Z Guide to the Illuminating Wisdom of Spirit Animals
“A Surprising Friendship is a delightful tale of two unexpected friends, a bear and a goose, who despite their obvious differences, overcome adversity and become best buddies. It celebrates and values real relationships and the challenges that come with them. Zoey and Henry are true role models for us all.”
—Joan Ranquet, Animal Communicator and Author of Energy Healing for Animals, and Communication With All Life