Penguin, 2015 (2015)
Reviewed by Hilary Williamson
Once there was a little tree filled with little leaves ...
', surrounded by others like him. '
The little tree was sure to grow up big and strong.
hen Autumn came, the other small trees dropped their leaves but, despite the squirrel's and doe's advice, Little Tree '
hugged his leaves tight.
' So, when spring came, Little Tree didn't grow new leaves like the others. And this kept on through the seasons ...
inally, one Autumn, when the other trees all towered above him and he was still small, Little Tree finally did let his leaves drop. And then he grew tall and strong like all the others.
is a sweet story (with lovely, minimalist illustrations) that emphasizes the importance of letting go of childish things ... and growing up.
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