I suspect my dear momma was haunted by these words each and every night: "Tell me a story, Mommy", yet she never let me down.
As such, I'm convinced Mom would have loved the writing of Kim Thompson, AKA Sunnie Day of Graceful Intentions, as much as I do. Mom had a way of weaving wisdom into whatever story she read me as I was drifting off into dreamland. By learning the morals in these stories, I developed early strategies for a positive and decent lifestyle.
I recently read my own autographed copy of Kim's book. It's called For the Love of Peeps, and can be purchased from Laurus Publishing or Amazon.
I knew I'd love it as I had already read this charming story filled with life lessons when Kim originally published her 'baby', in a book called Sunnie and her Peeps. In a recent re-release of the book, illustrator, Grace Metzger Forrest, puts a whimsical spin on each of the characters - including purple nail polish on young Sunnie - in the 'new and improved' revision, published in Spring, 2015.
Right away, Mom would have approved of the story line.
Sunnie, growing up in the tiny town of Roosterville, with her momma, dreamed of having a family of baby chicks - "peeps", if you will. And her momma was fine with this dream - just as long as Sunnie saved her pennies...
And so she did, quite faithfully - learning the importance of working very hard for what you want in life... Before long, Sunnie had saved enough pennies. What a happy day!
Enter Mr. Clucker, the kind chicken store man. He taught Sunnie so much about peeps - and everyone who reads this book, myself included! Sunnie was blessed with the gifts of receptivity to learning, an open mind and a respect of differences - and she selected six very cool, but very different chicks to call her own - three brown and three black in color.
I immediately fell in love with each of Sunnie's peeps: the intellectual Maggie; maternal Anna; beautiful Lola; adventurous Paris; fun - loving Blondie and laid - back Caroline.
Through thick and thin ('and' meeting Chrissy the Beagle...!), these chicks respected each others' differences while protecting each other at all costs. They quickly learned to develop trust in the caring Sunnie - who treated them with love and kindness every day.
This story teaches patience - that we all grow up 'despite ourselves'. I won't spoil the ending but it's eggsactly what "I" was dreaming of...
So, in conclusion, Kimmie, you can tell me a story any ol' time you wish! I give this book (and 'have' gifted it, thank you very much) a 5-star recommendation for readers of all ages!
Your writing is a gift...and so are you... ☺
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