The Red Tree - Shaun Tan
*Goodreads Rating 4.5*
Author: Shaun Tan
A reassuring and hopeful picture book to remind children that bad thoughts and feelings won't last forever. The Red Tree, is a book about feelings - feelings that can not always be simply expressed in words.
The perfect book to soothe worries during stressful times.
A small child awakes to find blackened leaves falling from her bedroom ceiling, threatening to overwhelm her. 'Sometimes you wake up with nothing to look forward to...' As she wanders around a world that is complex, puzzling and alienating, she is overtaken by a myriad of feelings.
Just as it seems all hope is lost, the girl returns to her bedroom to find that a tiny red seedling has grown to fill the room with warm light.
As a kind of fable, The Red Tree seeks to remind us that, though some bad feelings are inevitable, they are always tempered by hope. From internationally and critically acclaimed Kate Greenaway Medal, Astrid Lindgren prize and Academy Award winner, Shaun Tan.