Larry the Alligator

Makes Friends

Children - Adventure
24 Pages
Reviewed on 02/08/2017
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Author Biography

LaDonna Marie is an Author, Writer, Poet, and Motivational Speaker. She published her first poem in anthology: Whispers with The League of American Poets in 2007. In 2010 she self published her first book Expressions of the Mind, Body & Soul. She received a Certificate of Congratulation from Congressman Bennie Thompson 2nd district of MS. She was inducted Who's Who in Black Mississippi in 2012. In 2013 she released her 2nd book Until Tomorrow Comes. She is apart of the Sibella Poetry Magazine for 2014, and also she is in Anthology: The Gospel According to Poetry. UTC was awarded Honorable Mention in the 2014 Paris Book Festival and 2014 DJ Gatsby Book Club Literary Award in Poetry. She is also a Finalist in 2015 Diva Author / Writer for Divas of Colour International Award. She is a 2015 Finalist for National Indie Excellence Awards, received Honorable Mention in New York Book Festival, Red city book awards Finalist and Bronze Readers' Favorite Winner. She also placed in 2015 and 2016 New England Book Festival Honorable Mention

    Book Review

Reviewed by Vernita Naylor for Readers' Favorite

In today's society, especially with social media, making friends can seem, if not difficult, then almost impossible. Everywhere you turn, people appear to have an intimate relationship with their smartphone, laptop or tablet instead of each other. For Larry, a shy alligator, making friends was not only a scary feat to overcome, but challenging. LaDonna Marie shows in her latest illustrated children’s book, Larry the Alligator: Makes Friends, that making friends is possible with perseverance and confidence. In Larry the Alligator, you are given the five key points that one would encounter as they work through the process of making friends - from improving their social skills to promoting positive interactions with new people that they meet.

Larry the Alligator is an excellent book for a child, especially one who is an introvert. Larry the Alligator teaches a child some of the steps that can be taken to make a connection. Even when rejection occurs, with the proper encouragement and self-talk, a child can transition from playing alone to playing with others as Larry the Alligator was able to do. In Larry the Alligator, you will see that in connecting with others you can experience some commonalities that create and maintain a strong bond between people. If you have a child who is looking for a great book to help them to overcome their fear of making new friends, I highly recommend Larry the Alligator: Makes Friends by LaDonna Marie.

Christy Sanderson

Larry the Alligator is such a wonderful story for children of all ages to read
Wow is all I can say, LaDonna Marie has done it again, Larry the Alligator is such a wonderful story for children of all ages to read. Reading this book with my son was truly such an amazing experience because it relates to real life events children go through everyday. It builds children confidence and self-esteem so I look forward to reading more books from you in the future. I already knew you was a talented Author but this children book has made me even more impressed with you.

Amazon Customer

Perfect Confidence builder for shy Kids.

This rating comes from my 10 and 12 year old who I read this book to after school. To my surprise they were very attentive and enjoyed the story line. They are working on creating different endings for Larry's story. Thanks Ladonna. Can't wait to purchase more.

Nidhi Hans

It was an amazing experience reading this book with my six year old daughter. While we read we could almost relate it to real life situation my daughter faces most of the time. After reading the book we discussed how we can become more friendly towards others and also how can we ourselves let go of our fear while approaching other kids for making new friends, just like Larry in the book. This book is a gift for all the children of the world.

Kimbrella Gatewood

This is an amazing book for children to read and learn how to adapt to one of the 1st life experiences...making friends. From the illustration to the storytelling, it creates a loving, nurturing and healthy experience for a child to develop their love of reading and love of themselves. I highly recommendthis book for children.