Welcome to the weekend, friends! I totally meant to get in here earlier in the month to share one of our favorite, Easter books with you all; but life has simply gotten in the way. And then, today, I've been running around like a wild woman trying to get things done around the house and am just now able to sit down to deliver. I'm looking forward to a much more relaxing, Easter Sunday, with my family, tomorrow. So, without further adieu, this month's pick is recommended for ages four and up and tells the Easter story from a very nontraditional point of view.
The Tale of Three Trees, retold by Angela Elwell Hunt and illustrated by Tim Jonke, tells the story of three little trees who dream of growing up to be something spectacular. The first tree wants to be the most beautiful treasure chest in the world and filled with precious stones. The second tree wants to be a strong, sailing ship and carry powerful kings. The third tree wants to be the tallest tree ever seen and make people think of God, when they raise their eyes to heaven. As the years pass, the trees grow tall and mighty. Then, one day, three woodcutters climb the mountain and cut the trees down. Finally, their wishes come true, but in an extremely different way than they had envisioned, in a way that brings honor to the King of Heaven and earth.
Thanks so much for reading, friends; and happy Easter! He is risen!