Hannah and the Talking Tree by Elke Weiss is my picked for a Christmas gift to my BFF daughter. We (my BFF) have been friends since we were 10 years old. Yes, a very long time. She has a adorable young daughter that sees life as an exploration. I love that about her. A toy is not just a toy, it is an expression of herself. She paints beautiful pictures to put up in her hall gallery. And being the eco lil self she is...each painting can be used on both sides of the paper.
One of the things I love that my BFF has taught her daughter is to be ecologically minded. We learned this when I was in junior high. It was not being green or frugal or trendy. It was told to us that we needed to learn to recycle and reuse to save our earth. To just make it a way of life. And we took it to heart. Well my gift this year helps follow that process. (Oh and I always give books to her daughter.) Hannah and the Talking Tree is described as: “This is a charming book for your youngsters about being different, learning to listen and the importance of saving the trees on our planet. It is a cute and colorful story about a little girl named Hannah who is different than others because of her big ears but those ears can hear things that most can not. Hannah learns how she should help save the trees and how to get others to help. This is an environmental story that your children will love to hear. The Dove "Family-Approved" seal for all ages is awarded to this wonderful children's book.” It is also a GOLD MEDAL WINNER of the 2010 Moonbeam Children's Book Award. I also like that it is printed on recycled paper. This will make my BFF happy too!
DISCLOSURE: I received a complimentary copy of this book to facilitate this review. No other compensation was provided.