The Tree Who Didn’t Want to Grow
The little tree doesn't like the things that keep happening to him, such as leaves growing and falling off and the wind forcing him to do tricky gymnastic moves. He continues to dream about returning to the safety and warmth of the seed in the ground, until one day a terrible crisis forces him to grow up and make the decision to live according to his full potential, as a tall, strong tree.
The book is intended for children ages 3-10, for whom changes in life can often be frightening. The young readers quickly learn that life forces us to change, and that if we fail to embrace change, we run the risk of being constantly miserable, like the little tree used to be. Through the tree’s story, young readers find the courage to face their own difficulties and come to terms with the changes life throws at them.
In this meaningful and humorous book, the author and illustrator Tammara Or Slilat gives young readers the opportunity to use their imagination and become co-creators of the book by adding text bubbles and coloring its beautiful black and white illustrations.