A. Jean Triplett's Children's story "Tree So Tall" is designed to teach her young readers important lessons about grief and renewal. The story centers on two trees, Little Tree and Twin, who share a trunk and are best friends. But then one day, during a ferocious storm, Twin is struck by lightning and ripped off the trunk.
Little Tree is devastated. He does not know where Twin has gone or what he will do for companionship in his absence. Thankfully, as Little Tree is pondering what to do, a red fox named Blaze happens by and offers to help. Soon, Blaze comes back with some of his other friends, who all join in the search for Twin. Although they are unable to find Twin, the animals do teach Little Tree important lessons about friendship. I think you will agree this book has a happy ending for Little Tree, who learns to be a "Tree So Tall".
The instructive nature of Triplett's manuscript may help it to have a wide appeal amongst parents. The stong descriptions that she utilizes in"Tree So Tall" will invite readers to be drawn into scenes and to feel as if they know the characters.
This story addresses the important issue of persevering, even when life is difficult and sadness is great.