A cry for help is a cry for love. While reading The Lonely Toadstool I returned occasionally to the cover of this hopefuly book to find the little toadstool smiling, as well as he is on the last page. Throughout this lyrical tale, it is the sad toadstool's forest friends who hear his cries of lonliness and drop what they are doing to be by his side. Their truehearted presence, along with the elements of Mother Nature, encourage toadstool to trust his inherent self-worth and purpose in living. The charming illustrations of the book remind us that even during dark times, the lights inside the forest trees are always on.
- Susan Glassmeyer