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Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite
Cocoa, Tea and Honey by Kimberly Davis-Peters is a charming story that celebrates different types of brown complexions and speaks about how every kind of brown is different, unique, and beautiful. Though their shades are different, they all liked playing with each other. Some of the brown shades were deep brown like cocoa, some light, golden brown like honey, and some soft brown like the color of sweet tea. It may be the color of cocoa, honey, or tea but brown is a beautiful color, and nothing matters if everyone is kind to each other. Every brown has its own beauty and that is what makes it special and they are all be proud to be each others' friends.
Cocoa, Tea and Honey is all about friendship, self-acceptance, and kindness and the author has woven the concept in beautifully using clever metaphorical references. The illustrations are as wonderful as the story and its characters and give clarity to the concept. The book is also a good way to help readers understand how differences do not matter when it comes to friendship and it is inner beauty that matters the most. It is a good story to use for storytelling and read-aloud sessions by parents and tutors to give confidence and encourage children to appreciate the inner beauty of their friends and play together despite their differences. What I like about the story is how Kimberly Davis-Peters uses the concept of different shades of brown in a refreshingly original way.