When a girl feels left out by her friend and her feelings get hurt, all she can think to do is hurt her friend right back. But before she can turn one mean act into two, a wise old tree steps in to help the girl find a more caring, respectful way to work out her friendship troubles. Through some honest moments and a couple chuckles, the girl learns that perseverance in difficult situations-- and being the bigger person in the face of challenges-- makes you happier in the long run.
Stunning illustrations help children work through the emotional side of friendship troubles and help them feel why we should treat others with respect. The tree uses ages-old wisdom and loving encouragement to teach children how to be the bigger person, and how to persevere and talk through problems in our friendships, even when it's hard.
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"I understand. Your heart and your stomach are tied up in knots. If you leave Emma out so her heart hurts too, will that help you feel better?" asked the tree.
"Not when you say it like that. That just sounds mean. But what else can I do?" pleaded the girl."
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