Published Works by Ronda Friend

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Down On Friendly Acres series

Click on the Book Title links underneath the book covers to read sample chapters from each of the short chapter books in the series.

R. Friend - Swallows Her Pride (Forgiveness)

R. Friend - Time Out At Home (Patience)

R. Friend - Hats Off To Heroes (Kindness)

R. Friend - Panic In The Pigpen (Perseverance)

R. Friend - Woolly Bad Lies (Honesty)

R. Friend - Scared Silly Secret

"Wild & Wacky Animal Tales series"

Dual Reader Picture Books

Series Book #1 P.U. You Stink (Teamwork)

Penelope the Pig, Sparky the Skunk, and Sheriff Stinkbug, along with their adorable, stinky family members, team up to defeat the evil foxes,  Eeny-Meeny, Miney, and Moe.  Those three conniving carnivores head to Hawg Heaven Farms to eat the piggies.  The scuffle that unfolds in the pigpen only serves to validate the moral of the story - The family that stinks together - sticks together!

Series Book #2 Waddle I Do Without You? (Friendship)

Mr. Hop-On-In, Dr. Smartvark, and Mrs. Ewel Quack-Up are some of Critter Corner Campus's finest. Yet something's missing - friends for the new duck on the block, Quaker Friend.  Spurred on by secret messages from his momma, Ima Friend, this darling duckling dives in deep into friend-making. Along the way, an unlikely trio, Peanuts, Popcorn, and Quacker, became the catalyst for a new school tradition, reminding us all - To make a friend, you are to be a friend!

Series Book #3 Monkey See Monkey Do (Obedience)

A devastating crisis for spider monkeys arises in the Amazon. Chief Herbert and Helen embark on a critical mission to the flea market while twins Monkey See and Monkey Do stay home with Molly, their teenage sister. Mindful, it's a jungle out there; their dad carves special whistles the twins agree to wear in case of danger.  

Face to Face encounters with Lacey and Tracey, alluring boa constrictors, Wiggle and Waggle, high-spirited twin elephants on a safari, and Munch and Crunch, cranky cantankerous crocodiles, place the twins in puzzling predicaments.  Friends or foes?  One thing is true: listen to your parents, they always know best!

For Early Readers and Snugglers. . .

Love Me, Love Me to Bed Love Me, Love Me to Bed is our newest addition published especially for early readers and snugglers. Read or sung, "Love Me, Love Me to Bed" follows a daydreaming child longing for the magical memorable moment that awaits at nighttime nears. Beautifully illustrated in a backdrop of wispy clouds, the story-song depicts the mingling of the natural world with the imaginative world. The child, looking up, soon discovers blessings all around!  Fluffy clouds merge with a soft comforter in answer to a nighttime wish, "Will you love me, love me to bed?" Get ready to snuggle as a nightly bedtime routine lulls, and dreams come true! Like our other picture books, we've used a specially coated paper so the little ones can't tear it up.  

a Special book for special kids and their families...

Commissioned by one of our Charitable Foundation's partnering Children's Hospitals, Pass Love Along is the true story of 5 year old Caroline and her battle to conquer her medical challenge as PJ the Panda leads her on her #Journey2Healing.  Many parents are purchasing the book for their child who has a little friend courageously battling their life-threatening illness. 

Five-year-old Caroline and her family are unexpectedly faced with a medical challenge that will change their world forever. PJ the Panda, surrounded by "sweet peas," is just what the doctor ordered.  As they provide a place of confidence, trust and hope for their pint-sized princelings at PJ's palace, the continual thread is borne out: "Love brings hope; love stands strong.  Hold onto love - pass love along!"

This dual-reader picture book is two books in one.  On each page the top section is in prose for ages 6-11.  The bottom section is in poetry for ages 2-5.  There's more than one way to read this book! 

The story line of Pass Love Along shares hope and encouragement with our littlest warriors battling tough medical challenges. It also gives a grateful tribute to the #HeroesThatHeal (the "Sweet Peas") - a.k.a. the medical teams and hospital staffs in countless Children's Hospitals that combine their expertise, experience and compassion to provide the very best healing environments for every little warrior and their families. 

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