THE ENCHANTED TREE by Flavia & Lisa Weedn Gilbert Weedn

THE ENCHANTED TREE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Delicate illustrations enliven this otherwise heavy-handed work. This entry in a new series called Flavia's Dream Maker Stories concerns the ""pinkest and the tallest giraffe in her entire village,"" who doesn't like being different. She sets off on a journey, hoping to find a way to make herself look like everyone else. One day, she is awakened by a talking, enchanted tree, who has ""watched many come to the forest in search of answers."" The tree tells wordy stories of an owl who had to wear glasses, and of a turtle who was smaller than others in her village. Like them, the pink giraffe comes to understand the tree's ""message"": Her differences make her special. A noble effort that comes off preachy and predictable.

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 1995
Page count: 40pp
Publisher: Hyperion