There are many books retelling the traditional story of The Three Trees. The 3 Trees adapted by Gabriel Ringlet is another such book. It is a captivating story of the high dreams of three trees. They each have plans for what they want to be and are disappointed when they feel their dreams will never be. I was already familiar with this beloved tale, but that didn’t take away from this timeless story especially as I watched my seven year old’s eyes light up as she realizes they were getting their wishes.
There are books out there by this title for older kids, but this book is not competing with those. This particular book is geared toward the younger crowd. It is a well written simple book for the primary age group telling a wonderful story. The colorful illustrations are perfect for that age group showing the facial expressions of the trees which my three year old really seemed to enjoy. Additionally I think this would make a great reader with a little help for that age group, as well, but only after they’ve enjoyed an adult reading it to them first. So if you want an easy read to introduce this traditional tale to your young one then this is the perfect fit.
We received a copy of this book for this review from Pauline Books and Media. You can learn more about the book on their website here.