My Truly Most Favorite Fluffy Friend

The Value of Friendship

Children - Picture Book
33 Pages
Reviewed on 11/12/2018
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Author Biography

Author of children's books like a box of chocolates. Each one is unique and sweet! Pamela wrote her first poem at the age of ten and has been writing ever since then. Above all else, she enjoys spending time with friends and family. She loves to bowl even though she says that she is absolutely terrible at it! She sings and plays the piano only slightly better than she bowls. She likes to cook, sometimes. She likes to clean house, never! It's a dirty job and someone has to do it, so she does it, because she does appreciate a clean house! She loves to travel and meet new people and see new places.

Children have always been a constant in her life. She lives with her long time spouse, adorable pomeranians, and a very independent cat. She is Mother to three incredible Sons and Daughters-in-law and eight beautiful and talented Granddarlings.

She has college degrees but says she has learned the greatest lessons from life and the school of hard knocks! Through it all she believes that it is imperative that we keep our faith. She writes in the hope that it may somehow lift a burden and/or bring a smile to her readers.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Hilary Hawkes for Readers' Favorite

My Truly Most Favorite Fluffy Friend written by Pamela Tomlin and illustrated by Tamara Piper is a gentle, warm picture book story for young children. It tells the tale of five-year-old Emma who loves soft toys. First she has Bunny Blue who is good at sharing stories. Then one day she discovers Speedy Seal to play puzzles with. Soon almost every family outing results in the purchase of a new cuddly pal: Playful Puppy and Magic Monkey join the tribe and soon, according to Dad, the house starts to look like a zoo. Parents of small children everywhere will recognize this scenario.

I love Pamela Tomlin’s short comforting story as it describes a child’s love and need for comforting cuddly toy companions so well. Young children will identify easily with Emma’s love for her soft toy friends and the importance she attaches to each one – making each one a beloved favorite. The main character could be any child and I also thought this would be a good story for little ones who might be feeling afraid of a new situation. A repeating refrain in the story is: (cuddly character) sleeps with me when I go to bed, so I don’t get scared all by myself, S/he is my truly most favorite fluffy friend.” This makes the story ideal for sharing with children with fears about bedtime, sleeping in their own room or somewhere different. I love that Dad understands his daughter and, despite the overflow of cuddly toys, gives her Cuddly Kitty for her sixth birthday. “You can never have too many friends. It is okay if you have more than one favourite”.

A beautiful message here that there is always enough love to go around for everyone special. Tamara Piper’s illustrations are excellent and complement the story very well. My favourites are Emma with Banjo Bear and the final image of her tucked safely in bed surrounded by all her cuddly friends. A loving and empathetic tale of childhood that will resonate with families everywhere. Recommended for any young child’s home or preschool library.