A Different Kind of Hero is a book by Leah Beth Evans. It tells the story of a monkey that is named Tomagochi. He is a resident of the rainforest along with some other animals – in particularly his friends Peshe the tiger and Mocho the Tucan. Tomagochi is sad because he doesn’t think that there is anything special about him! His friends try to tell him that everyone has something special about them.
Tomagochi realizes that his friends are right when he is put to the test. The rainforest comes under attack by men with big equipment and axes. Tomagochi leaps in to action to try and save the rainforest and realizes that he is special after all because he is brave!
This is a great book to teach children the lesson that everyone is special and the illustrations really bring all the characters and the story to life. It is sure to keep your child’s attention.
About the Book
The rainforest is under attack. One monkey is determined to save it. His name is Tomagochi.
He’s brown. He’s small. He’s plain.
But when a group of men enters the rainforest armed with bulldozers and axes, Tomagochi the monkey springs into action to defend his natural habitat.
While larger animals like Peshe the tiger run and hide, Tomagochi charges into battle. Will he be victorious? Join Tomagochi as he fights to protect his home and discovers just how special it truly is.
Laura Beth Evans was inspired to write her story as a 4th grade student after studying about the rainforest. She continues to enjoy writing stories and poetry. However, he story A Different Kind of Hero has always been one of her favorites.
Colleen Gedrich’s Bio:
Colleen, a lifelong resident Throop, PA, earned a BFA in illustration from Marywood University in 2002. Since that time, she has worked part-time as a freelance illustrator specializing in animal-themed work. S
he enjoys creating her art using mostly watercolor and pastel. As a dedicat
ed animal rights activist and full-time program coordinator for International Society for Animal Rights (ISAR), Colleen lives her dream of joining her passions for animals and art to promote a more harmonious world with a touch of beauty. Recent works produced by Colleen include t-shirt and invitation designs,children’s book illustrations, and book covers. Colleen has also teamed up with her very talented artist mother, Kathy Holmes Gedrich, and paints murals for children’s nurseries.
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