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The Red Fence Blog Tour: Review & Giveaway

When you become a member of a community, do you value uniformity over diversity or the other way around? Award-winning author Ed Damiano makes a convincing case for diversity over uniformity in his newly released picture book The Red Fence. Check it out and enter to win a signed copy!

About the Book:

Book Title: THE RED FENCE by Ed Damiano
Category: Children's Fiction (Ages 3-7), 38 pages
Genre: Children's Picture Book
Publisher: Mascot Books
Release date: July, 2021
Tour dates: July 26 to August 20, 2021
Content Rating: G for everyone.

In the uniform town of Vanderloo,
Everyone, everywhere has the same view.
What happens when Astred, tiny Todd, and Ned
Decide to paint their white fence red?
Children's author and Mom's Choice Award winner Ed Damiano delivers a poignant message about community and creativity in The Red Fence.

My Review:

The Red Fence is a very enjoyable read with meaningful messages. The town of Vanderloo has been famous for its firm resistance to difference until the arrival of the Bean family, who brings about changes big encough to cause a commotion in the community, such as...painting their fence red! Led by the mayor, the townspeople take great pains to get things back to "normal", but only to find more fences of bold colors popping up overnight. What should they do?

With pleasant rhymes and amusing illustrations, the book applauds courageous, cool-headed game changers like the Beans, while poking fun at mindless conformists who panic at the slightest signs of challenge to their norm. For me, the most moving part of the story is when Ned convinces the mayor of the merits of difference and diversity. "We all have our differences, and that makes us the same." It is interesting to see the colorful clothes people start to wear in the pictures, although they are not mentioned in the text.

The positive messages of the story are of particular significance for young readers, who are not only encouraged to be open-minded about individuality and differences, but also to become independent and creative thinkers. Don't be afraid to be unique, and don't be afraid to be a leader of change. This mentality may also help youngsters to deal with peer pressure and motivate them to remain an active contributor to whatever community they belong to. The Red Fence is a book I'd recommend to readers of all ages.

Buy the Book: Mascot Books | Amazon | B&N

About the Author:

Born in Newark, New Jersey, Damiano has a passion for creativity, and his stories always contain a positive message. He also wrote The Christmas Blanket, which earned him a Mom’s Choice Award. In The Christmas Blanket, his character EJ realizes the true meaning of Christmas, which is not about getting presents, but about giving back to others.

Connect with the Author: Goodreads

One lucky reader will win a signed copy of The Red Fence!

Giveaway ends 8/27. Open to USA only. Please enter using the widget below. Good luck!

THE RED FENCE by Ed Damiano Book Tour Giveaway

Disclosure: I received a free copy of this book to facilitate my honest review. All views and opinions expressed are my own. icefairy's Treasure Chest is not responsible for winner selection or prize fulfillment.

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