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Marley's Treasure
By Gable Yerrid
Illustrator Jennifer Fitzgerald
Red Cygnet Press

Marley's Treasure explores the idea that true treasures of life are not things but relationships. Marley finds a bunch of "the most beautiful golden bananas," Marley is a little monkey, so these bananas are truly the ultimate in treasure for him. His need to guard the treasure causes him to distance himself from his friends leading him to a very sorry pass. The requisite wise old friend, in this case Pete the pelican, helps Marley see his golden bananas in a new light. As he gives his bananas away, Marley rediscovers the true treasures of life are friendship and happiness.

The sweet softly hued illustrations, especially of friendly little Marley, elevate this picture book above similar books devoted to this theme. Children will enjoy this morality tale set in a tropical paradise.


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