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The Red Tree by Shaun Tan

Date: August 22, 2012 Author: Kerrie Categories: Favourite Books, our Childrens Potential

A book about a child's need to express their story

A book about a “Hope”

This is a very touching book. It was recommended by a friend of mine. The images are beyond beautifull and represent the mood of the book very powerfully. It is about a young girls world where she feels sadness, isolation and confusion.Rather than use lots of text the imagery portrays the emotions and I think Shaun Tan does this with grace and beauty. The book represents “Hope” in the darkest of times. This is a very empowering message to any child or adult. This book can be read to any child going through a difficult time to help plant the seed of “hope” and allow it to grow. I would also recommend the book to use with groups as further discussions and exercises can develop from the story. I hope you enjoy this book the way I did. Thankyou