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Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite
Bubbles and Buddy are brothers. Bubbles is grey with black stripes, and Buddy is black with white patches. Though they are brothers, they both look different and like to do different things. Bubbles likes to chase butterflies and Buddy likes taking cat naps. They are also afraid of different things but they still like doing things together. Bubbles is afraid of thunder and Buddy is afraid of bugs. Bubbles likes to chase Buddy though Buddy doesn't like to be chased. At times they do not get along but they still love each other. Bubbles likes to play in the mud and get dirty and Buddy likes to stay clean. Sometimes they do not play together but sometimes they have fun doing things together. It is a delightful story of being different yet accepting each other, family bonding, and diversity, all knitted together seamlessly to make it an inspiring and uplifting story for young readers.
Bubbles and Buddy by Denver Kidd is a beautiful story about how people can be completely different from each other yet be family, just like Bubbles and Buddy. The author makes the concept simple with some colorful and lively illustrations and easy-to-understand language. Children who are having difficulties adjusting in alternate families or even struggling in their own families, trying to adjust to their siblings and cousins, will find this book encouraging and helpful. Parents and tutors will also find the story of Bubbles and Buddy helpful to make youngsters understand accepting differences in a fun and interactive way.