Thursday, July 10, 2014
Review: Of Feathers and Friends by:Darlene Hoggard Davis
About the Book:
"Nobody loves me. Everybody hates me. I'm gonna go eat worms." While Tyler knew he wouldn't really eat worms, he did not feel loved. His parents sent him to live with his grandmother when they separated. Was he angry? You bet. Was he confused? Absolutely. Where did he fit in? He didn't know any more. After an argument with his grandmother, Tyler decided to run away. "I'll show them I can take care of myself." Tyler Andrews doesn't need anyone!
Follow Tyler on his adventure to find his place in this world. Laugh or cry with him, whatever you need to do. You might just find you've grown up a little, too.
About the Author:
Darlene Hoggard Davis is a retired elementary vocal music teacher who has been a substitute teacher, a volunteer teacher and a children's music leader at her church. She still teaches piano. Darlene has worked with kids for more than 40 years, including raising her own two sons. Along the way, she started writing for children, and occasionally taught writing sessions with the students. Darlene and her husband, Charles, live in Deckerville, a small village in the "thumb" of Michigan.
Of Feathers and Friends, takes you on a journey through the ultimate sadness of a little boy by the name of Tyler. He is so sad because of the recent separation of his parents. He is sent to live with his grandmother where he feels even more isolated. When after a small falling out with his grandmother he runs away. Along the way things and people are set in place to take care of him.
The author was able to convey Tyler's true feelings through her writing. I was so scared for this little boy. I would be beside myself if one of my children ran away, it is simply heart rendering. In Tyler's case there was a lot going on that if he just would of stayed put, many things would not of happened. In the end though when all was said and done he did manage to make some friends and that seemed to help him.
This book is a chapter book geared for upper elementary aged children if you are interested in learning more about this children's book that deals with real life issues, then visit this link.
**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from Life Sentence Publishing.