Franky the Friendly Flamingo

An Anti-Bullying Book

Children - Social Issues
38 Pages
Reviewed on 01/05/2020
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Author Biography

Wanda Luthman is an award-winning children’s author who loves chocolate, kittens, and puppies. She writes books with positive social emotional messages based on her professional background in counseling. Children love her characters and easily understand the messages embedded in them.She has 12 published works (The Lilac Princess; A Turtle’s Magical Adventure; Gloria and the Unicorn; Little Birdie Grows Up; Franky the Finicky Flamingo; Franky the Thirsty Flamingo; Franky the Friendly Flamingo; Franky the Fearless Flamingo; Hayley the Halloween Cat & the Search for Bitty the Bat; Sophia the Christmas Eve Snow Bunny; The Mermaid & The Genie; The Cloak. She is a former National Pen Woman and currently belongs to several professional writing organizations including the Florida Writers Association. She resides in Brevard County, Florida with her 2 adorable yorkies and about 15 feral (responsibly fixed) cats. Her daughter is grown and living out of state, just like Little Birdie, she has left the nest.To download a free ebook, visit Wanda Luthman’s website at and follow her on Facebook at

    Book Review

Reviewed by Leiann Lynn Rose Spontaneo for Readers' Favorite

In Franky the Friendly Flamingo by Wanda Luthman, Franky is a very sociable flamingo. He has friends wherever he goes. He loves all of his friends. Except, one day, a bird was bad and angry. The bad bird was mean to a little bird and made the little bird cry. Franky went to the rescue. He cuddled the tiny bird and comforted it, with the moral of the story being we may not always agree but love is better than hate. The big bird apologized.

This story shows how sometimes good can come out of a bad situation. The pace is perfect for a child to understand. This book illustrates a valuable lesson and teaches children of all ages. There are times when we get irritated or frustrated but need to control our emotions. The characters are all feathered friends in one way or another. They are all believable as birds can communicate with each other just like people can communicate with one another. Again, the book has a very good message in that love can triumph over hate. Often, verbal arguments lead to physical arguments. Franky was kind enough to stop the situation from getting worse. Franky showed love to the little bird. Franky the Friendly Flamingo by Wanda Luthman has superb illustrations that are colorful and bright, making the book appealing to young readers.