Review: The Sparrow and the Trees by Sharon Chriscoe

26170158The Sparrow and The Trees

The Sparrow family is ready for their trip south for the winter, but Papa’s wing is hurt and he cannot make the trip. He asks the trees for help. One by one, the mighty, leafy trees of the forest say no! Will any of the trees help Papa Sparrow? What will happen to the selfish trees that turned him away? Discover why some trees lose their leaves in winter in this folktale.

 ~Review~

The Sparrow and the Trees is a darling tale of why the trees lose their leaves in the winter.  When Papa Sparrow hurts his wing, he sends his family south without him trusting in the leafy trees of the forest to protect him.  Unfortunately, the leafy trees are too proud and vain to shelter one tiny sparrow for the winter.
Chriscoe’s prose coupled with the gorgeous artwork of Susan Detwiler makes for story that you’ll want to read again and again!  I know it’s my three year old’s go to bedtime story!  I definitely recommend this book for any home library.
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