Here comes the son: New book spotlights ‘The Ring Bearer’

June is still the most popular month for weddings, so it’s the perfect time to extoll the virtues of the new picture book, “The Ring Bearer.” This suspenseful, heart-warming tale would make a sweet gift for any mini member of a wedding party.

In this new hardcover by author-illustrator Floyd Cooper, Jackson is apprehensive about his role as ring bearer in his mother’s nuptials. He is taking his responsibility seriously and doesn’t want to disappoint, but is concerned about his new, younger step-sister, Sophie, who is the high-energy flower girl.

The author draws attention to the important role the soon-to-be step-father and Jackson’s grandfather play in encouraging the worried boy. Recommended for children 3–7, the book takes an unexpected turn when Jackson saves his new sister from falling. The reader can’t help but be proud of the big brother Jackson is becoming.

“The Ring Bearer” book by Floyd Cooper, $16.99, www.amazon.com.

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