Book Review: The Magic of Friendship Snow by Andi Cann
Jojo looks around and everyone seems to have friends but her. She feels sad and lonely. She wonders, how do you make a friend? How do you BE a friend? Then Jojo meets Puddles, the snowman made with magic snow.
The discovery of a best friend is a precious gift of childhood.
I think that everyone, at some point in their life, has struggled in making new friends. Where you get the feeling like you don’t belong or don’t fit in. Do you know that feeling? The queasy sensation deep in the pit of your stomach. The one that makes you feel sick to your stomach. You know what I’m talking about right. Now imagine being a small child in this big world. That queasy feeling that you feel in your stomach is twice as hard for a young child who doesn’t know how to handle their emotions. But a child must learn to make new friends. It is an essential skill for healthy childhood development. So how do we help our children build on these skills?
One great way is by reading books with your children. A great children’s book that helps children learn how to find and build relationships is The Magic of Friendship Snow by Andi Cann. This story is a beautifully illustrated children’s book about acceptance, kindness, and navigating social challenges. This book about friendship can give kids a “road map” to cultivating long-lasting friendships in their life.
In The Magic of Friendship Snow by Andi Cann, a girl named Jojo is having trouble making friends. Everywhere she looks around; she sees people making friends except for her. She feels sad and lonely. Then, Jojo meets Puddles, the snowman made with magic friendship snow.
In the story, Puddles teaches Jojo how to be a good friend and how to make friends.
As you read this book, each drawing in The Magic of Friendship Snow will captivate you and your child’s mind. There is a beautiful display of wonder throughout the illustrator’s work. Each illustration is whimsical and dreamy and envokes a vibrant and playful style that is childlike and carefree.
As parents who recognize how meaningful friendships are to our children’s healthy social and emotional development, we must all do what we can to nurture and encourage our children to be good friends and how to make friends.
I want my kids to learn to be good friends – kind friends, friends that are there to lend a helping hand, a friend who is there for you unconditionally. The Magic of Friendship Snow is a great way to provide children with genuine, relatable, and inspiring examples of positive and fulfilling friendships.
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Other Books by Andi Cann
About the Author, Andi Cann
“Andi grew up in the Midwest area of the United States. Her early life was rich with books, reading, and library visits. Nancy Drew was one of her best friends! Mrs. Gladieux, the town librarian, encouraged her love of reading, allowing her to check out many more books than were allowed! Andi’s stories are about children learning to embrace their uniqueness, find friends, or stand up for themselves. She loves art and architecture. You will find that her books either feature artists or the illustrations themselves are very artistic.
Andi’s memorable characters include Mr. Hoopeyloops, Rex, Alabama Oh, Jojo, Puddles, and MerryLyn, with many more on the horizon.
After a robust career in business, Andi has returned to her first love by creating books that make a difference for people. Andi, the mother of two grown children, lives in Arizona with her husband, chickens, a chocolate lab named Willow, and countless free range bunnies. She loves art, animals, traveling, and reading good books!”
Rapid Fire with Andi Cann
Q. When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?
Andi: I have been writing since I was a child. I loved expressing myself and have always had an active imagination.
Q. What does your family think of your writing?
Andi: They are so supportive. I am lucky!
Q. What was the most surprising thing you learned about creating books?
Andi: That I gravitate towards writing children’s books. My education, training, and experience are much more technical, but the children’s books touch a special part of me. They keep me in touch with my whimsical side.
Q. What do you think makes a good story?
Andi: Creating characters that people love and doing things that people want to do.
Q. Describe what your ideal writing space looks like?
Andi: I write best when I’m alone. I am not a coffee shop writer, though I respect those who are.
Q. What do you love most about the writing process?
Andi: The beginning phase, when I am thinking about characters.
Q. What do you like to do when you are not writing?
Andi: I have a full-time job running a medical research foundation. I also love to buy and sell antiques, spend time with my adult kids and my husband.
Q. What type of books do you write?
Andi: Children’s picture books.
Q. What do you love most about being an Author?
Andi: Creating a book that children hold in their hands and, hopefully, touches their hearts.
Q. Are you working on anything at the present that you would like to share with your readers about?
Andi: Hmmm. I am always thinking about new children’s books. I am also hoping to try an adult fiction genre, but I am still trying to manage my fear!
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All in all, my family and I have really enjoyed this book and we know you will too! Please feel free to leave me any comments or questions about this review. I look forward to hearing from you!
* This book was kindly sent to me by Author, Andi Cann in exchange for an honest review.