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Rock, Scissors, and Paperbag were the best of friends. There wasn't one among them that was perfect in every way, but they complimented each other, aiming to be their best and bring out the best in their friends, and isn't that what having a true friend is all about?
The story itself takes us into a imagined land filled with animated, living objects that are no longer content to simply lie about, but have lives, dreams, and aspirations. Rock wants to be a rockstar. Scissors wants to be a world famous Orange Ball player. Paperbag wants...to simply be a bit less scared, and a bit more content, but he's working on it. When bullies come a calling, they lost something precious to them, but end up on a mission to get something even better. No, not a real Orange Ball, although technically that is there initial mission, but the missions BEHIND the mission it to cement their friendship, have a good time, overcome the bullies, and share their wealth with the world...or at least their classmates. The ups and downs they experience, the curious trail they are lead on, and even the strange portions of their world they encounter will spark imagination, if not turn a stomach because hello, THE LAND OF SMELL? With a few described smells? Eww...no thanks...but at least it was made bearable with friends, such is the lesson of life! It can get stinky sometimes and make us want to walk away, but it moves on, and, with the help of a few good friends, it's that much easier to trudge on through.
In the end, this was a curious beginning to a magic infused Chapter Book series that has a lot of potential, a few hidden humorous moments, and a whole lot of love. Life in Orange Orange may have started out rather boring and humdrum, but how can anything stay that way with good friends by your side? A great read for the kiddos, whether on their own or with a friend, and a fun way to spark imagination while instilling the importance of kindness, sharing, and supporting one another.
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Special thanks to author Elizabeth Godley for the ecopy for review and the chance to bring this tour to you. (THANKS!) For more information on this title, or the author, feel free to click through the links provided above. This title is available now via Nobody's Banana Publishing, so click on over to your favorite online retailer to snag your copy today!
Until next time, remember...if it looks good, READ IT!