All posts tagged: children’s literature

Mindful Bea and the Worry Tree

The Mindful Bea and the Worry Tree by Gail Silver is about a girl called Bea. Her birthday party is coming up and she is worried about many things. Will her friends come to the party? What if they don’t like the games? Will the cake be enough?⁣ Her worry sprouts and grows like the branches of the willow tree in Bea’s home. Will Bea confront her worries or will the branches of the willow tree surround her and choke her? ⁣ The illustrations by Franziska Hollbacher are beautiful with a vibrant green background. This book teaches little ones how to confront their worries and be more mindful of their thoughts.⁣ Thank you to Netgalley, The American Psychological Association and Magination Press for the ARC. ⁣ Rating: 5/5⁣ Published: April 16, 2019⁣ Advertisements

Yara’s Tawari Tree

Yara’s Tawari Tree is a children’s picture book written by Yossi Lapid.⁣ ⁣Tara lives in the Amazon forest with her mother and a pet bird, Chant. The forest was getting cleared tree by tree in the name of modernization. Tara saves one tiny seedling’s life by planting it in her garden. This story drives home an important point that when you protect nature, it protects you. ⁣ I loved the bright colors in this book, the greenery, the green parrot and the red dress of Tara. It is a perfect book to introduce the importance of plants to 3-5 year olds.⁣ Thank you to Netgalley and Independent Book Publishers Association for the ARC.⁣ Rating: 4/5⁣ Publication date: July 1, 2019⁣