Peter and the Tree Children
Peter resides in a quaint cabin deep in the forests of Germany and loves to tell children stories about the creatures that inhabit the land. In this story, he tells of an adventurous but lonely squirrel named Piet. One day, as Peter is enjoying a cup of coffee and listening to the magnificent sounds of nature, Piet visits him with tears in his eyes. He expresses the deep sadness he feels due to not having a family. Peter offers to take him to see the tree children. During their quest, they discover that only the stumps of ancient trees remain in the unprotected areas of the woods. They journey further and enter the shaded grounds where the beechnut trees grow. There they find new life: the children of the antiquated trees that remain, dwelling right there beside them.
This is a precious and timely story that emphasizes the beauty of nature when it’s carefully preserved, if not by humans then by the laws that govern them. Peter and the Tree Children is also about togetherness and the innate need of nearly all living creatures to be part of something bigger: a family. Peter’s compassion for Piet and the isolation he feels is depicted with lasting resonance, not only through masterfully chosen words but through detailed illustrations ripe with emotion and energy. They are unique and colorful, leaving an indelible impression. This high-quality picture book will likely become a favorite treasure of many children, parents, and educators.
|Format||Hardcover Picture Book|
|Page Count||40 pages|
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