The Royal Palm by Mrs. D.
From the author:
“Honored for Excellence by the Mom’s Choice Awards
2015 Readers Favorite International Award Winner
Recommended for home and school libraries and has earned the Literary Classics Seal of Approval: age 6-8
A thought-provoking tale of the journey of a royal palm born on a tiny island surrounded by mysterious waters. This tender story explores the world of someone wrapped up in herself. Protected by her cousins, the short plain palms, the royal palm grew up beautiful, but very self-centered. Dreaming about life outside the island, she did not bother with her friends, who lived as one big family. Immersed in her own beauty, she only cared for herself, until one day a hurricane struck the tiny island. Then the royal palm discovered the true meaning of family and real friendship. Inspiring story with valuable lessons to be learned and shared.”
The Royal Palm is an enchanting read designed for ages 6-10. This book tells, and shows, the tale of a beautiful palm tree and other palm trees on a tiny island. The Royal Palm tree grew tall and silvery and becomes vain, thinking she doesn’t need her sister shorter palm trees. From the wind to the waves and the birds to the sand, everything came to life and could speak to each other. The Royal Palm thought she was better than the other shorter palm trees. When a hurricane strikes, she finds out that she does need her friends and family, and the shorter palm trees help to protect her from being uprooted. The Royal Palm learned not to snotty to the other trees and island life. A nice twist to this story is having it begin at the end making a different impact on the child who reads it and the children for whom it is read to. Grammar and language usage is perfect and the illustrations are exquisite.
I received a free PDF copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.