As a children's author, storyteller, musician and songwriter, Ronda Friend has been entertaining and inspiring over one million children, teachers and parents in over 1,000 schools across the United States. R. Friend has worked with children for over thirty-five years and for nine of those years she was a professional storyteller for Scholastic Books. Her unique understanding of children's literature strengthened her resolve to create heartwarming, hilarious, family friendly books that all ages could enjoy reading together. Educators, parents and children agree, that no matter how young or how old you are, R. Friend's books bring "sunshine" to their hearts!
The story line of Pass Love Along shares hope and encouragement with our littlest warriors battling tough medical challenges. It also gives a grateful tribute to the #HeroesThatHeal (the "Sweet Peas") - a.k.a. the medical teams and hospital staffs in countless Children's Hospitals that combine their expertise, experience and compassion to provide the very best healing environments for every little warrior and their families. Five-year-old Caroline and her family are unexpectedly faced with a medical challenge that will change their world forever. PJ the Panda, surrounded by "sweet peas," is just what the doctor ordered. As they provide a place of confidence, trust and hope for their pint-sized princelings at PJ's palace, the continual thread is borne out: "Love brings hope; love stands strong. Hold onto love - pass love along!
R. Friend’s beloved historical fiction series - Down on Friendly Acres — is a nostalgic look back at life in the ‘60s. Woven into her true tall tales, playful poetry, catchy lyrics and melodic melodies are valuable life lessons on kindness, forgiveness, patience, perseverance and honesty.
Her first picture book, P.U. You Stink is all about the "family that stinks together, sticks together" - highlighting the importance of families working together as a team.
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Purchase "Pass Love Along" for a family member or friend. . .facing tough medical challenges ...click on book cover