Tuesday, May 10, 2011

A Delightfully Sad Book

I checked this one out of the library completely by accident and am so glad that I did.
Alan Zweibel's book Our Tree Named Steve made me cry.  And that's partially because I love trees.

Really, the book is an incredibly touching story about loss and change and how things other than people can be a special part of our lives.  Steve is the tree who "helps" a family enjoy so much togetherness and is a part of so many family memories.  And then he dies.

I don't know how much young children understand about death and loss this is a great book that explores that without the trauma that can happen with the loss of a person that you are close too.  And it's an adorable book.