This is an important picture book about the importance of hugging one another. Many of us don’t hug or see the need for it. But teaching kids the importance of giving a hug is very important indeed. This is a topic kids of all ages can relate to.
This is a wonderful story about a huge Saphira tree that wanted a hug. No matter who passed by, the tree pleaded for someone to give it a hug. But no one did until a really special person was passing by. The little girl was blind, and because of this she was able to hear the Saphira’s whispers and cries for a hug.
So, she walked up the tree and wrapped her arms around the bark of the large tree and gave it a big, long hug. The girl felt so much better afterwards, and she was wondering why the tree was wet. Someone said that the tree was crying from excitement and happiness that someone decided to give the tree a hug. What a wonderful story for kids.
Given our technological era, we have lost the art of hugging and touching. We are quite cold and many times affection is shown in many different ways that doesn’t include hugging. I loved this story. Now every time my nieces and nephews come over, I teach them the importance of hugging one another.
What a gem of a book about a topic that is so important for kids.
Reviewed by Irene S. Roth
Rating: 5 stars