LaDonna Marie is an International Multi -Award winning Bestselling Author, Writer, Poet, and Motivational Speaker. She published her first poem in anthology: Whispers with The League of American Poets in 2007. In 2010 she self published her first book Expressions of the Mind, Body & Soul. She received a Certificate of Congratulation from Congressman Bennie Thompson 2nd district of MS. She was inducted Who’s Who in Black Mississippi in 2012. She featured in the International Sibella Poetry Magazine for the entire year of 2014, and also she is apart of the Anthology: The Gospel According to Poetry. Until Tomorrow Comes was awarded Honorable Mention in the 2014 Paris Book Festival and a 2014 DJ Gatsby Book Club Literary Award Winner in Poetry. She was also a Finalist in 2015 Diva Author / Writer for Divas of Colour International Award. She was a 2015 Finalist for National Indie Excellence Awards, received Honorable Mention in New York Book Festival, Red city book awards Finalist and Bronze Medal Readers’ Favorite Winner. She also placed in 2015 and 2016 New England Book Festival Honorable Mention. She is a two time Indie Author Legacy Award Finalist for Poet of the Year.
Larry the Alligator: Makes Friends (Vol.1) Paperback & Kindle – Large Print
In LARRY THE ALLIGATOR MAKES FRIENDS by author/poet LaDonna Marie we meet an alligator named Larry that wants to be able to enjoy the company of others—but he has to get out of his own way first.
So much to love about this book that I think young readers and even adults will appreciate. First Larry had to get out of his comfort zone and reach out to others. This can be difficult for any age, but his mother was a source of encouragement for him that motivated him to at least try. What happens to Larry can also prove true for us: Not everyone will want our company. And the truth is we shouldn’t want to be around just anyone either just so we won’t be alone. Like Larry we want to find those that we have things in common with and that appreciate our company.
This book shows us that the effort pays off, but we have to be willing to try.
Great message that I think young people will easily understand and adults will see the importance of the reminder.