Friday, January 6, 2012

Another book to warm you this winter

Another wonderful winter read sure to warm your heart is The Mitten Tree by Candace Christiansen and illustrated by Elaine Greenstein. It's a story of kindness, friendship and generosity but most of all taking the time to notice those around us and in our lives. Sarah, is an elderly woman who's own children have grown. The children of the neighborhood still gather each morning outside Sarah's home to catch the school bus. She loves watching the children and remembering her own children's school days. As the weather turns cold she notices a boy that does not have mittens. She decides to do something about it and so begins a fun tradition for the children. She places the mittens she knits on a tree by the bus stop and the children delight in finding new mittens each morning on that tree. But Sarah's kind deed also doesn't go unnoticed and she receives a wonderful surprise of her own one morning.

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