Thursday, July 5, 2012

Miss Twiggley's Tree


Miss Twiggley's Tree by Dorothea Warren Fox

Picture  We work hard at See Beautiful to foster positive self-image and raise the self-confidence of girls and women by highlighting the inherent beauty that all possess in the world. Miss Twiggley, of Miss Twiggley's Tree, is scrumptiously beautiful and author, Dorothea Warren Fox, captures the concept of seeing beautiful through the eyes of her characters perfectly.

You see, Miss Twiggley was friends with a dog, and bears, not the "popular" or "expected" friends with whom society expected her to dine. Why, her dog, Puss, did her shopping and her friends, the bears, relaxed on her couch.

Seeing beyond an outward image, Miss Twiggley loved her friends for who they were, something society often refused to do with her. In fact, the townspeople often rumored stories that made people gawk at Miss Twiggley, instead of embrace her beautiful kindness.

Miss Twiggley's habit's of living in a tree and sleeping in a hat weren't the status quo, but she loved her own unique life from the belittling of others. And after years of scoffing her lifestyle, it was the others who needed her most. When water levels flood the town it is Miss Twiggley's tree, with her "uncharacteristic" friends who opened their doors and provided warm, kind, lifesaving shelter to all who turned her away. Beyond the townspeople learning an important lesson of getting to know everyone for who they are, Miss Twiggley herself learned that when you overcome fears of what others think, doors to friendship and self-confidence can be opened too. 

This book is a timeless treasure that young children and grown-up (children) will repeatedly remove from the shelves to see beautiful in again and again.

Read an article about the author from the Danbury News-Times.
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  1. You mean to say that society scoff, gawk and snicker at having a dog for a friend?  Why that is just crazy!  Some of my closest friends are dogs.  And I know for a fact that I am my MOM's best friend.  I have never had a bear for a friend, but I have tried to make friends with a moose.  This sounds like a terrific book with a beautiful message.

  2. Love this post! Some of my best friends growing up were non-human!

  3. I'm always looking for good children's books, so thanks for recommending this one!


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