~Written by Susie E Caron
~Illustrated by Joe Eckstein
Do your children complain that you stop them without reason? Do they realize your goal is to keep them safe and provide for their future? Twee' does! Have you ever felt caught between a rock and a hard place? Have you experienced something difficult only to discover later, it helped you grow? Twee' does! Read Twee' together and enjoy the journey. Twee is an adorable character in the first allegorical picture book from Susie's "Between You And Me Series." She is a little pine tree who believes everything belongs to her - including the right to complain. When a boulder drops down unexpectedly in front of her and blocks her view, she is more than frustrated - she is stuck! Later a violent storm alters her thinking and her feelings begin to change. Join Twee' as she makes this inward journey to learn about herself and how to relate to another who is different and separate but who has purpose, no matter how humble.
Twee' is a spirited tale of a selfish little pine tree who believes the world revolves around her. She spends a lot of time complaining about everything. It's too hot, too cold, too wet, or too windy for Twee'. Nothing seems to satisfy her and when a giant boulder tumbles down the hillside and comes to rest directly in front of her she find plenty more to gripe about. Will Twee' ever learn to be thankful?
The illustrations are eye-catching and depict Twee as an adorable pine tree, even if she tends to be grumpy most of the time. I like the simplicity of the images because they keep readers focused on the story's moral and Twee's journey towards discovering gratitude.
In life it's often easy to find things to complain about, but life offers so much more if we are willing to open our hearts. Twee' teaches us to find joy and contentment in the life we have and to share love with those around us.
I highly recommend picking up a copy of Twee'. Available on Amazon.com.
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