“I don’t need to talk. I’ve figured it out. I’m just going to invite Emma’s sister over after school. But I am NOT going to invite Emma,” the girl said, with her arms crossed and her chin in the air.
A kind but feisty elm tree has been on the playground a long time, and she's seen it all! So when a young girl with hurt feelings plans to give her friend of taste of her own heartache, this wise old elm steps in to show her another way to repair the friendship while also treating friend with respect. Along the way, she'll learn how to persevere and do the right thing, even when it's hard.
"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."
With emotional illustrations about this situation that so many children face in their lives, children can feel along with the girl while she learns how:
With humor, kindness, and a few surprises, children discover how good it feels in their hearts to do the right thing, for the right reasons. They learn that persevering and treating others with respect is good for their friends, and it's also good for their own hearts.Buy the book
Second Edition: ISBN Print: 978-0984905690 || ISBN e-book: 979-8986777641