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~~Teamwork/Helping Those in Need/Sharing ~~ Ages 5 - 7~~
Reviewed in the United States on October 25, 2016
This is an outstanding book that the author has written for ages 5 - 7 and K - 2. She is also the illustrator and the drawings are nicely done and accompany the text throughout the book.
Eva Wingdale lives in Treetopolis and goes to school at Treetop Olimentary with other owlets. Her teacher is Mrs. Featherbottom and the discussion of Warm Hearts Day is filling the classroom. The origin of this day is also covered in detail. Years ago the animals were fighting amongst themselves in a snowstorm and a fairy appeared. She needed help from them to get back to Fairyland. They all worked together as a team to get her back! Lesson # 1 - working together as a team. Outstanding. And, this trait continues when making cards and cookies, as well.
Thus, the little owlets are in preparation for the celebration this year. Decorating houses, giving cards and presents, wonderful food and of course, the big party at the Old Oak Tree. As one may imagine, the owlets are so excited and are in a flurry of 'egg-citing' times. All is going well until Eva remembers that she forgot the presents for her family. What will she do now?
Along the way to the party, the young reader will be delighted to meet sheep, beavers and bears. And, it is with these animals that Eva and her generosity shines through. Sharing is so much more important than buying presents for others. And, giving presents fills the heart more than getting them.
Lots of wonderful lessons in this one. From teamwork to sharing and loving your family. And, helping others in need is so important as is being kind to those less fortunate than yourself.
Truly wonderful book for lessons to be learned and also for the illustrations.
Most highly recommended.