Smorgasbord Cafe and Bookstore – New Author on the Shelves – #Children’s – Franky the Friendly Flamingo: An Anti-Bullying Book (The Franky the Flamingo Series) Wanda Luthman

Delighted to welcome Multi-Award-winning Children’s Author Wanda Luthman to the Cafe and Bookstore. Wanda has a new book out that I will feature later in the month, but as an introduction to her work, here is Franky the Friendly Flamingo: An Anti-Bullying Book (The Franky the Flamingo Series)

About the book

Franky was a finicky dude, until he found his perfect, pink food. He then went in search for the perfect drink and wondered if it would also be pink. Now he’s back and he’s here to say, “Being yourself is always okay!”
This children’s book contains an anti-bullying message through the beloved flamingo character named Franky. He is friendly with all the different birds, but one day he spots a little bird being bullied by a bigger bird and he intervenes in a loving way that teaches the other birds who had just been standing by how they can intervene too.

One of the recent reviews for the book

Gisela Hausmann 5.0 out of 5 stars  Franky is back  Reviewed in the United States on January 11, 2020

I probably like “Franky the Flamingo” so much because I used to live in Florida for 16 yrs and I still miss those days. In this book Franky ventures out and tries to make bird friends wherever he goes. Of course, they ( storks, cranes, geese, ducks, finches, sparrows, etc) are all different but they share a common interest for playing. One day, Franky encounters an angry bird who said hurtful things to a tiny bird. Franky knows what to do and helps.

Of course, this is a story that presents the topic of bullying in a new “bird light.” My little grandson who is not in school yet is still too young to know anything about bullying but he enjoyed the descriptions of the different birds and what they do.

Highly recommend to help younger readers learn about bird as well as use the story as a conversation starter to talk about bullying.

Read the reviews and buy the book: Amazon US

and: Amazon UK

A small selection of other books by Wanda Luthman

Franky the Thirsty Flamingo has been awarded Gold in the Mom’s Choice Awards

Read the reviews and buy the books in all formats including audible: Amazon US

And: Amazon UK

Books also available: Barnes and Noble

Read more reviews and follow Wanda: Goodreads

About Wanda Luthman

A Multi-Award-winning children’s author, Wanda Luthman, utilizes her expertise in both mental health and guidance counseling to infuse each of her children’s stories with social/emotional messages such as forgiveness, perseverance, self-acceptance, and love conquering evil. She writes fantasy adventure stories that show lives being changed by the magic of love. She is a former National Pen Women Organization of Cape Canaveral. She belongs to the Florida Writers Association, Space Coast Authors, and Brevard Authors Forum. She lives in sunny Florida with her two adorable yorkies and 15 rescue feral cats (all fixed responsibly and still residing outside and on her porch in their colony)! She loves the outdoors and finds it a great source of inspiration whether she is riding her bike, swimming, or walking.

Connect to Wanda

Blog: Wanda Luthman WordPress
Twitter: Wandalu64
Facebook Page: Wanda Luthman

It would be great if you could share Wanda’s books.. thanks Sally.



34 thoughts on “Smorgasbord Cafe and Bookstore – New Author on the Shelves – #Children’s – Franky the Friendly Flamingo: An Anti-Bullying Book (The Franky the Flamingo Series) Wanda Luthman

  1. Thank you, Sally, for such a wonderful introduction! I’m very happy to be joining the Cafe and Bookstore. I wanted to give a shout out to my team members who, without them, I wouldn’t be able to bring my books to life—Claire Plaisted of Plaisted Publishing House and my incredibly talented illustrator, Mara Reitsma! I love you guys!

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