Thursday, December 24, 2015

#StorytimeChristmasCountdown Day 24: The Tale of Three Trees

The Tale of Three Trees: A Traditional Folktale
retold by: Angela Elwell Hunt
Picture Book

Provides a Springboard for Talking with Children

This legend is provides a nice springboard to talk about how what we want and what God wants for us may (sometimes) be the same thing, and yet look drastically different from what we imagined. The Tale of Three Trees is appropriate for Christmastime and Easter as it highlights both Jesus' birth and death. The book does not mention his resurrection (a rather important part of the story!) but as a parent you can verbally include that piece.

Overall, a nice book with well done illustrations.

Story: 3 stars
Illustrations: 4 stars
Average: 3.5 stars

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