Sunday, June 29, 2014
Wonderful story about taking the time to heal
Thoughtful story about a squirrel who is somewhat depressed. He flat and unresponsive, no matter who is trying to talk to him. "Excellent was a word the young squirrel used to love. He longed to think it again, use it, and feel again." Soon I will," the young squirrel said softly to himself." Sometimes we just don't feel like participating. Deb J. Allen does not say specifically why the squirrel is "so flat". The reason is not important. But, in his own time, in his own way, the squirrel comes down off his perch to rejoin the creatures in the forest and enjoy life again. This is a book with a great message that is okay to feel "flat" sometimes. We have to find something to reengage us back to society, and once we chose, "He knew that he was one step closer to being part of the great big world around him.He just needed a little more time... time to think, time to heal, time to be." Sometimes, that's all you need. Jenn Okubo's adorable illustrations compliment the wonderful story.
Carole P. Roman