As a adult, I thoroughly enjoyed reading this very "special" book "Meet Twinkle Toes" by Faye M. Parsons. Not only is it beautifully illustrated but the story is "in the moment" in that, it deals with "being different."
The publicity material for this book informs us that the story about a unique cat in search of friendship and love, and states:
"Twinkle Toes is a naive and timid cat with a multicolored coat and large stature that searches for companions and a place to call home. Through the kindness of others, Twinkle Toes learns to embrace his differences."
Looking back, I can well remember how it was to get on the bus in a rural county in Maine in the early fifties and have the other students accost us "Stevens'" kids because we were the minority on that bus -- we weren't "French". So, that being said, I dearly love to read any book that deals with the issue of "just being different".
This author, "Faye M. Parsons" is a teacher, and she has used her background in education to do a wonderful job in depicting how the world is changing.
Will I recommend this book to others? ABSOLUTELY!
Martha Stevens-David Column Magic City
Faye M. Parsons is the author of the "Twinkle Toes" series of children's picture books that teach children important lessons about love and acceptance. Parsons has a Bachelor of Science Degree in education and a Master of Arts Degree in teaching. In addition to publishing, she has had an extensive career as a schoolteacher and a Sunday school primary teacher. Parsons is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. In her free time, she enjoys writing, playing golf and participating in church activities.
"Meet Twinkle Toes"
by Faye M. Parsons