I discovered the children’s book and Mom’s Choice Award winner Willow by way of Oprah’s Kids’ Reading List. Authors Denise Brennan-Nelson and Rosemarie Brennan really know how to pull at the heart strings. Cyd Moore’s engaging illustrations add even more depth to this sweet and inspirational tale.
Willow’s art teacher had a particular way of teaching. No messes allowed. No wiggling. Definitely no individuality.
That didn’t stop Willow from expressing her own unique style. It also didn’t stop her from showing kindness to her not so kind teacher.
What Willow didn’t know was that her single act of kindness would impact her teacher in the most surprising and transformative way.
What I Love About This Children’s Book
Willow is full of themes that any great inspiring book find should have. Creativity? Check. Self-expression? Check. Weave in imagination, courage, compassion, transformation, freedom of spirit, the kindness effect, and so much more. Yes really, there’s more!
If you’re looking for a great gift for a 5-10 year old, especially for one with an independent streak and keen imagination, put Willow on your list for sure.
You can also visit http://www.willowlovesart.com for art projects and activities that bring the book’s themes to life.
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