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Hannah and the Talking Tree by Elke Weiss

Published by Free Focus Publishing

Pages: 36

Ages: 3-7

Publishers Summary: Hannah has very big ears and loves that she can listen to everything in nature. During her numerous adventures, she uses her gift to help trees and animals survive.

Littlebug Speaks: I love this book! The birds and trees are my favorite. But I also I hope that one day I have a great big tree like Hannah’s that I can take a nap under. Wouldn’t that be so neat?! Right now one of my favorite things to do is run around between the trees and bushes in our backyard and hide from my mom and the Turkeybird. It’s so much fun and I couldn’t go a day without it!

This is such a neat book! All the bright colors and the outdoors! I know you’ll just love it!

Mom’s Two Cents: Hannah is a very unique and special little girl. Her ears, though large and unusual to average people, give her the ability to appreciate the world around her with a greater sensitivity than anyone else. She can hear the wind sing, the ants march and the grass grow. But when those who don’t understand her mock her she takes solace in a lone tree and soon finds a great friend. Because of her appreciation of the tree and the world around her she seeks to change the hearts of others. Bringing a new life to the world around her and a deeper appreciation of nature for those that once mocked her.

This is truly a touching story. Hannah’s love for the world around her comes because she’s able to recognize the beauty in all the living things around her. Not only is the story quite touching, but the illustrations are very unique. There are bright colors and varying patterns on every page, making the world Hannah lives in come alive before your eyes. Each of the elements on the page are layered and textured creating a completely different look. It actually reminded me a lot of the book Mama Miti that was illustrated by Kadir Nelson; he actually used fabrics to create the “look” for that book and Hannah and the Talking Tree has similar elements that make it look very organic.

Hannah and the Talking Tree is a book about caring and appreciating the world around us. Not only in our words but in our actions as well. This is the perfect book for helping small children understand the importance of our environment as well as teaching them the value of others. A beautiful message and striking illustrations make this a book not to miss as well as a favorite of ours for the year!

The1stdaughter Recommends: Ages 2 to 7. Help children understand the power of their words and actions on others as well as the environment through this beautifully illustrated story.


Thanks to the author, Elke Weiss, I have one copy of this wonderful book to giveaway to There’s A Book readers!

Details: One winner will be chosen at random after the contest closes. You MUST fill out the form below, comments will not count as entries. Only one entry per household. Giveaway is open to US/Canadian Residents only. The giveaway will run from November 11, 2010 until November 30, 2010 midnight EST.

This book was provided by the author, Elke Weiss, for review. Thank you!

This giveaway is now closed. Thank you to all who entered! Please check back soon fore more great giveaways!

3 Responses to Book Review and Giveaway: Hannah and the Talking Tree by Elke Weiss

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  2. Gina says:

    First, I love the cover…how cute is she! Second…perhaps we could all use a set of larger ears from time to time…they could come in handy to truly appreciate all that surrounds us even when life gets crazy busy. A great review from a dynamic duo….thanks for sharing!

  3. Our family loves to be outside – watching birds, going for hikes, just appreciate the outdoors. This book looks to be a perfect fit for our family.

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