About the Book
Author: Edward Roh
Illustrator: Lyle John Jakosalem
Genre: Children's Christmas Book
Number of Pages: 40
Synopsis: Clarence, The Littlest Stork is about a stork named Clarence, who has a few physical challenges. But he does not let these stand in the way of doing what he was destined to do: deliver babies. His tenacity, positive attitude, and grit keep him determined to succeed, never wavering from his destiny. On a cold, snowy evening in December, he gets the chance to prove his ability and the size of his heart, despite the challenges. Follow Clarence as he overcomes all obstacles to prove his worthiness.
Clarence, The Littlest Stork is the sentimental tale of a little stork who overcomes great challenges to make a very special Christmas delivery.
Clarence's cleft beak, uneven wings, and slight limp leave him overlooked for important baby deliveries, but Clarence is faithful and continues to show up for work everyday. One very busy day when every stork is out making deliveries Clarence finds himself called to duty at last. However, his bundle is no ordinary baby. Clarence knows right away just how special this delivery will be, but is he up for the job?
This vibrantly illustrated story serves as a beautiful reminder that with patience and determination each of us has the ability to do amazing things. The endearing message is timeless and Clarence, The Littlest Stork is a wonderful read aloud that is sure to be a fast family favorite.
On a side note this book is similar to the 1953 story by Charles Tazewell, The Littlest Stork. In Tazwell's story O.O. Longbeaker faces great odds, mostly brought on by himself, to make an important delivery just in time for Christmas.