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September 13, 2013



by Jayme Martin
illustrated by Clark Andrews Jr.
Outskirts Press (June 30, 2013)

 Skinny Little Tree

OVERVIEW (from Outskirts Press)

All the seasons are worth living..." "May Skinny Little Tree, Wiggly Worms, and Little Leaves remind you that all the seasons of life are worth living.

A young boy wonders why Skinny Little Tree smiles, weeps, worries, dances, and sings. Skinny Little Tree answers as she weathers the different seasons of her year. Through her honest transparent expressions, an unnamed boy will learn the value of living through all that life brings. 
 This was a delightful book that the author wrote to read to little ones about the changing of the seasons.  It is a nice, easy way to talk to children about changes that all of us experience. The creative thing the author added was blank pages.   This allows the children to put into drawings their ideas to go with the story.  Wonderful.  This book is one that you could save for your child as a keepsake. They will be able to look back on the times when they read or they were read to. A little boy learns the lessons of the ups and downs of life as the SKINNY LITTLE TREE weeps, laughs, smiles, dances and sings. The pictures make it easy for the little ones to look at and see what the SKINNY LITTLE TREE is feeling, such as tears and sadness.  This is a wonderful little book for little ones to read or be read to.  You will enjoy it as much as they will.  Another cute little addition is the little one can put his or her name on the first page.  That really makes it their own book. Every little one should have this book as their very own as a fun, interesting and learning time.  I hope there are more books coming from Jayme Martin.

I would give this book 5 STARS.

I was given a complimentary copy of SKINNY LITTLE TREE from the author Jayme Martin for this unbiased review.

Jayme is a Texas girl, who married within two years after high school and had her first of five sons. One hundred eighty seasons later made her the woman she is today...honest, creative, compassionate, and by most accounts “weird”. She lives in Cartersville, Georgia where she does stuff. Oh yes...she wants world peace too. 

Clark Andrews Jr. grew up in Alabama, and although conflicted by a severe speech impediment, he was determined to communicate love, hope, and faith through art. He now lives in Birmingham where he works as a freelance graphic designer and illustrator. This is his second book to illustrate. 

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