Pine and the Winter Sparrow is a tale about an injured Sparrow offspring. He is unable to fly south for the winter and is forced to remain behind while his family takes flight, rest assuring everyone that he will be fine over the winter months and will see them in the spring. The sparrow’s travels throughout the forest take him from one possible shelter to another, always being rejected, until he reaches the Pine. It’s a tale of belief, kindness and selflessness.
The sparrow believed that he would endure and meet his family in the spring, the Pine was kind and gave even though it had little to offer and in the end the Pine was rewarded.
“Have you ever wondered why pine trees stay green all winter long and don’t lose their leaves like other trees? According to an ancient legend attributed to the Cherokee Indians, it was a simple act of kindness towards an injured little bird that earned pine trees this very honor.”
Pine and the Sparrow is wonderfully illustrated and will keep your children’s attention. The large font of the text makes for easy reading as does the short sentences. The book is not wordy at all (which is awesome).
When I was asked if I was interested in doing a review of Pine and the Winter Sparrow, I was a little bit hesitant. I was hesitant not because I didn’t want to do a review of a children’s book, no, I was hesitant because I didn’t really want to do yet another review of a kindle book.
I was overjoyed to say the least when I became aware that it was for an actual book! A book with a glossy, nicely illustrated exterior that protected the hardcover book within.
Call me old fashioned, but I just love the physical turning of a page. To me, there is nothing like going outside, book in hand and finding a quiet spot to read. There were many times, when I was a kid, that I would be found up in a tree reading or sitting by the lake listening to the chirping of the birds while my imagination soared. Many times I have dropped my book into water or spilled my drink on it but that was okay (imagine doing that with your iPad or kindle reader – eeps)
I personally have books that my son used to read as a child, stains and all. I have kept them so he can pass them down to his children and when asked what that brown mark on the page is, he can tell them that is where he spilled his chocolate milk.
The pages not only tell a story but they carry memories that will last a lifetime.
Pine and the Winter Sparrow has a terrific ending. To me personally, I believe that one of the morals of the story is this: If you give without thought or expectation to those in need, even though you have little to give yourself, you will be rewarded tenfold.
Pine and the Winter Sparrow is available through Wisdom Tales Press
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Eligibility: Canada Only. 18+
End Date: April 3rd 2015.
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