~Written by Susie E. Caron
~Illustrated by Joe Eckstein
Do your children complain about the things they don't have? Do they believe they are not as smart, athletic, talented, or 'cool' as other kids? Twee' does! Do you ever wish your children understood how being different makes them unique and special, with their own gifts to share? Twee' does! Read "I am Twee'" together and share the discovery! Twee' is a bit older now, but is she wiser? In this second picture book-allegory from Susie's "Between You And Me" series, this young pine tree feels useless because she has nothing to share. Twee' notices the apple trees in the valley offer many gifts, which draw children and adults to visit them. However, the people don't even see Twee', and she begins to wish she were an apple tree. After many seasons, Twee' is ready to give up, when an unusual event changes her mind. Join Twee' as she journeys to discover that by being herself and different she has something special to contribute.
Twee' has changed a lot since she was a young pine tree. She spends her days enjoying the beautiful valley below with her dear friend Rock. Life has become very happy for Twee' until one day she notices how much attention the apples trees receive. They have lovely flowers in the spring, children play on their branches in the summer, and pick their delicious apples in the fall. Twee' becomes very sad and wishes she had something special to share with others. Will Twee' ever learn just how extraordinary she really is?
Many times we long for the characteristics of others like their hair color, clothes, or friends. We end of feeling jealous instead of looking at all the unique and wonderful qualities we possess. Once we accept ourselves for who we are and learn to embrace our individuality something truly magical happens.
I Am Twee' shows young readers that everyone has something special to offer if they just take a moment and discover what it is instead of being envious of others.
I highly recommend picking up a copy of I Am Twee', the second book in the Between You and Me Series. Available at Amazon.com.
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