Toronto Book Review



Who would have thought that a rooster and a worm could forge an unbreakable bond? “Bertram Finds a Friend” by Jim Shields defies expectations with a heartwarming tale of an unlikely friendship that will captivate children and adults alike.

Jim Shields, an author dedicated to creating engaging and educational content for children, delivers a delightful story with “Bertram Finds a Friend.” Known for his ability to weave simple yet profound narratives, Shields has a knack for capturing the essence of childhood wonder and the importance of moral values. His works are characterized by their vibrant illustrations and rhythmic prose, making them a favorite among young readers and parents.

In “Bertram Finds a Friend,” readers are introduced to Bertram, a hungry rooster, and a clever worm who narrowly escapes becoming Bertram’s meal. The story unfolds with Bertram persistently waiting outside the worm’s hole, hoping for a chance to satiate his hunger. However, the worm’s cleverness and Bertram’s patience lead to an unexpected outcome—an enduring friendship. This tale, told in charming rhymed verse, not only entertains but also imparts valuable lessons about trust, compassion, and respect.

“Bertram Finds a Friend” is more than just a story; it’s an invitation for children to explore the beauty of forming friendships in unexpected places. Shields’ masterful storytelling, coupled with his ability to convey deep messages through simple verse, makes this book a must-read for young readers. Parents and educators will appreciate the book’s ability to teach important life lessons while keeping children engaged with its lively illustrations and rhythmic storytelling.

Don’t miss the chance to share this delightful tale with the young readers in your life—pick up a copy of “Bertram Finds a Friend” today and embark on a journey of unexpected friendship and timeless lessons.

Purchase the Book Today on Amazon.

Rating: 5/5 Stars
Reviewer: Alexander Tory
Date of Review: June 25, 2024

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