When he climbed a massive mulberry tree, this young boy didn’t know he was in for a big surprise. This wise, old tree has seen too many kids say and do hurtful things without thinking. So she speaks up and helps the boy and his sister learn to think before they act.
Through captivating illustrations and realistic situations, What if? shows children how their words can hurt others and how their actions can be dangerous or just plain inconsiderate. In the end, the children walk away with a new seed planted...how to ask “What if I do this, what could happen?”. They build empathy and awareness of how to act with more respect and responsibility.
"A what if seed?" the boy asked. "Do I plant it or eat it?"
"You feel it," the tree answered. "Before you say or do something, feel that seed and remember to ask yourself, 'What if I do this, what could happen?' It'll save you from all sorts of trouble," the tree explained.
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