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Children's author Caroleann Rice conveys a tale of friendship, forgiveness, and love of neighbor in “The Ladybug and the Bully Frog”

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Children who love Caroleann Rice's “The Song of Solomon The Snail” will also love her second children's book “The Ladybug and the Bully Frog” (Xulon Press; 2018). They will be happy to see wise Solomon the Snail and Mrs. Ladybug Dot, plus a host of new characters, in the story.

“The Ladybug and the Bully Frog” centers on a neighborhood bully and his friends' effort to help him learn the error of his ways and become happy again. Milton the Frog is hurt that he is not invited to a party thrown by Skeeter the Mosquito and Mugsy the Bee. He becomes sad, would talk to no one, and behaves badly toward the other animals at the pond, hollering and yelling at them.

Out of concern for their friend who has become a bully, Clover the Rabbit and Mrs. Ladybug Dot visit Solomon the Snail for help. The wise snail encourages them to approach Milton out of love and witness to him about the Mighty Wondrous Voice of Love.

With its brilliant artwork, colorful illustrations, and lighted-hearted, comforting dialogue, “The Ladybug and the Bully Frog” radiates with a message of friendship, love of neighbor, and forgiveness. The book demonstrates what true friends would do to and for a friend who has erred: neither judging nor abandoning them but helping them improve and change their ways. The book also extols the genuine happiness of a person with a reformed loved one.

The illustrated children's book highlights the importance of seeking wise counsel from others, as demonstrated by Clover and Mrs. Ladybug. Instead of just approaching Milton and confronting him for his bullying behavior, they visit Solomon first. This would benefit them, as Solomon does not only instruct them on how they should approach Milton but also provide them with the necessary encouragement they need to approach a friend who has become a bully.

“The Ladybug and the Bully Frog” also highlights the importance of witnessing to others, as demonstrated by Mrs. Ladybug testifying to Milton and sharing with him about the Mighty Wondrous Voice of Love. The story illustrates the power of authentic faith, bearing fruit to a strong testimony and, in turn, inspiring a genuine conversion. This is a story of renewal and the joy it inspires.

Children will “The Ladybug and the Bully Frog” by Caroleann Rice. Order a copy today on Amazon.

“The Ladybug and the Bully Frog”
Author | Caroleann Rice
Published date | April 30, 2018
Publisher | Xulon Press
Genre | Children's book, children's animal story

Author Bio

Caroleann Rice is a mother of two, grandmother of twin girls, and certified chaplain with a Certificate in Spiritual Direction from the Rich in Mercy Institute in Colorado Springs. She runs a women's weekly prayer group on Wednesday nights in her home called The Women of The Well. She is the author of “The Song of Solomon The Snail,” to which “The Ladybug And The Bully Frog” is a sequel. She enjoys the process of writing and making characters come alive to share a message of meeting challenges and struggles, and overcoming them with faith and prayer. Her most recently published work is “Solomon Snail Goes To The Beach.”

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