New Children’s Book Retells Parable Through Vivid Story

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Margo Smith’s ‘The Perfect Shade of Pink’ tells story of flamingo brothers.

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Author Margo Smith wanted to write a children’s book that teaches children that they should accept themselves no matter what. Her new book, “The Perfect Shade of Pink” (published by Trafford Publishing), teaches children to receive unconditional love through the story of a flamingo.

Ed is a pink flamingo who lives in the shadow of his perfect brother, Sam. Ed leaves his family and friends for a better life in a far away land. Through a series of events, Ed discovers that his family unconditionally loves him, and he realizes he is alright being himself.

“Most children can identify with either Ed or Sam,” Smith says. “Parents can use the story to teach children they should accept themselves as they are and that a parent’s love is unconditional.”

The story is based upon the parable of the prodigal son from the Bible. Smith wanted to present a book to children that had a character that spoke to them on their level. Through the character of Ed, Smith teaches key principles of this parable.

“The Perfect Shade of Pink”
By Margo Smith
Softcover | 8.5 x 8.5 in | 40 pages | ISBN 9781490761237
E-Book | 40 pages | ISBN 9781490761220
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Margo Smith lives in Louisville, Kentucky, and has been married over 27 years. She has two adult daughters whom she homeschooled for 11 years. Prior to that, she worked as a speech-language pathologist, specializing in teaching children written language. She has also been a Bible study teacher for both children and adults. “The Perfect Shade of Pink” is Smith’s first book.

Trafford Publishing is an Author Solutions, LLC supported self-publishing services provider and was the first publisher in the world to offer an “on-demand publishing service” at its establishment in 1995. Trafford was also one of the earliest publishers to utilize the Internet for selling books. More than 10,000 authors from over 120 countries have utilized Trafford’s experience for self-publishing their books. For more information about Trafford Publishing, or to publish your book today, call 1-888-232-4444 or visit

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