About the Book-Our Tree Named Steve by Alan Zweibel
Dear Kids, A long time ago, when you were little, Mom and I took you to where we wanted to build a house. . . . I remember there was one tree, however, that the three of you couldn’t stop staring at. . . .
After the family spares him from the builders, Steve the tree quickly works his way into their lives. He holds their underwear when the dryer breaks down, he’s there when Adam and Lindsay get their first crushes, and he’s the centerpiece at their outdoor family parties. With a surprising lack of anthropomorphizing, this is a uniquely poignant celebration of fatherhood, families, love, and change.
What this book teaches-Trust
My review of the book: My best friend’s family recently moved from the house they built and the home brought their babies home from the hospital. Her kids are elementary aged now and leaving the house was hard for everyone. Memories fill a house and make it a home. Something as simple as a tree in the yard, as told in this story, A Tree Named Steve, can bring comfort to a family unit. I loved this story and cried (no surprise here) the first time we read it!
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