Tuesday, November 8, 2011

{Kregel Blog Tour} The Three Trees A Traditional Folktale by Elena Pasquali

Book Description:  Three forest trees dream of what they will one day become. One dreams of becoming a royal throne; one of being a ship that can withstand any storm; and one longs to stay in the forest and grow as tall as tall can be. When they are felled, it seems their dreams are over. But as each tree is crafted into a new item-a manger, a fishing boat, and a rugged cross-it becomes clear that through the role they play in one important life their hopes are more than fulfilled. This traditional folktale is accompanied by stylish artwork from a highly sought after children's book illustrator, and will help set the Christmas and Easter stories into the overall context of the Christian faith.

My Review:  I love children's books!  Maybe it's the colorful illustrations or maybe it's just the sweet to.the.point stories that usually teach a life lesson.  Whatever captures me, I know that The Three Trees written by Elena Pasquali and illustrated by Sophie Windham is a book that I will not only read to my child but also keep for generations to come.
This wonderful book is about The King and how three trees with great expectations become a part of the King's life.  Oh!What!A!Great!Tale!
As I read this book to my son he listened intently and then at the end of the book I asked, "Which tree was best used for the King?"  
He answered, "Mom, each tree was used for its own gift to the King."  <I got teary eyed>  He "got" the story...the life lesson!
We LOVE this book!  What a wonderful book!  
This is one of those books that can be read at Christmas or at Easter.  I'll probably use it for both occasions.
*This book was provided for review by Kregel Publications*

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