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My thoughts: Children ages 3-8 will enjoy this modern version of a folktale. But as the follow Papa Sparrow from tree to tree asking for shelter during the Winter cold and seeing him being refused aid by the trees other than Spruce, Pine, and Juniper (evergreens) a lesson in caring for others can be learned. However, the primary focus of the book is a folktale of how trees lost their leaves when Winter arrives.
As with other Arbordale books, there are pages at the back of the book "For Creative Minds" that will facilitate more exploration into trees and provide mental stimulation. Again Arbordale takes utilization of their publications beyond picture book reading to an area of exploration and learning by providing webpages that will enhance the child's critical thinking. Example - click here & here
DISCLOSURE: Arbordale Publishing provided a complimentary copy to facilitate this review. Opinions are mine and I was not compensated.