A Runtamuffin Tale Book Review

A Runtamuffin Tale: Where Everyone Learns To Get Along And Respect Our Differences

One of my boys absolutely loves chickens, so I knew this book was sure to be a hit. What I wasn’t expecting was just how much all three of my boys would love it. This is such an adorable book, with very nice illustrations. This is a story that is based on a little farm where Runtamuffin is the runt of a group of fourteen newly acquired chicks. Little Runti learns that even though she is the smallest chicken she is very special! The entire farm is presented as a happy family, where all of the animals communicate with each other, yet the humans appear to be oblivious to this. This is a very cute story with very big lessons. Lessons like sharing, believing in yourself, love, friendship, anti-bullying and mutual respect. This book would make a great addition to any home library or a great gift for any child.

Available for purchase on the author’s website.

About the book:

Life’s a real zoo at Legacy Farms, where 14 chickens, a couple of dogs and an assortment of horses with diverse temperaments learn to share their days on the sprawling homestead.

Based on the true life adventures of author Melissa Taylor’s charming chickens, A Runtamuffin Tale is a delightful new children’s book that follows the life of Runtamuffin — or Runti — a tiny chicken with a big personality. Runti becomes the first chicken brave enough to form a bond with one of the farm’s largest inhabitants — a beautiful horse named Mariett.

All the animals on the farm soon learn that differences in size and outward appearances don’t mean a thing in this colorful tale that subtly interweaves valuable life lessons on sharing, believing in yourself, love, friendship, anti-bullying and mutual respect.

The 57-page book, wonderfully illustrated by Marc Beauregard, targets children ages 6 to 12 and would make a treasured addition to any family’s home or elementary school library.

About the Author: (from the website)


Author Melissa Taylor was born and raised in the small town of Nazareth, Pennsylvania. Melissa’s mom filled her childhood home with animals, which cultivated Melissa’s love and desire to surround herself with all types of four- and two-legged creatures. She currently lives, owns and runs a farm with her husband in South Florida with 14 chickens, 34 horses, 5 dogs and a cockatiel.

About the Illustrator: (from the website)

Marc Beauregard is a master painter and muralist. He received
his bachelor’s degree from College at New Paltz in New Paltz, New York. He also studied at the Kansas City Art institute and expanded his education at the L’Academia del’Arte in Italy, which has enabled him to master the art of trompe l’oeil with a proficiency matched by few. Marc often integrates a clean, contemporary style with old world subject matter. The dichotomy of visual elements stimulates the senses and evokes an aura of harmony between old and new. Marc is one of South Florida’s foremost commissioned artists ; he works privately with consultants, designers, and clients.

A Runtamuffin Tale Is Available In Hardcover And Digital Download!


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