I just love this picture book for kids. The illustrations are absolutely stunning. Every page spread could easily be a painting. And the vivid colours really bring the nuances of the story home for kids of all ages.
When two siblings go on a treasure hung, they aren’t sure exactly what kind of treasure they are looking for. What they do know, however, is that all good treasures are shiny, mysterious and precious. They also know that all the best treasures are hard to find.
As they explore the forest together, the pair learns that they most special treasures are not always something we can pick up in our hands.
The implication in this story is that we are all treasures, in our own right. We are precious beyond words, and we shouldn’t be compared to each other because we are unique in every way. That is the best message for kids of all ages to hear and read about.
This is because the culture tells them that they are less and that there is always something missing to their lives. They may be too short, too chubby or too tall. They may not be as smart as their friends or as fast.
However, one thing is for sure. Regardless of how different we are from each other, we are also unique and great in our own ways. And that is something to treasure beyond all measure.
I just loved this new picture book!