A picture-book collection for ages 6 to 8, the Gertrude and Toby Fairy-Tale Adventure Series appeals to young readers but is equally entertaining for adults. Its themes include friendship (and that friends come in all shapes, sizes, and shells) and helping those in need regardless of who they are and without any expectation of reward.
Gertrude and Toby are best friends and live at McFarland Farms. They often go on adventures when Farmer Sam and his son Ryan are away. During their adventures, they encounter fairy-tale characters in various states of peril and save them. In doing so, they learn that friendship comes in all shapes and sizes, and that helping others is often as rewarding as the adventure itself.