The Boy with Flowers in His Hair
David is a sweet and gentle boy with beautiful flowers in his hair. Everyone around him is in awe of his beauty. For undisclosed reasons, David’s flowers start to wilt and fall to the ground. He wears a hat to cover his bare branches. When the other children see his new look, they keep their distance for fear of getting poked.
I believe David’s flowers represent his unique personality, kind demeanor, and beautiful soul. When David loses his flowers, he experiences feelings of self-doubt and insecurity. When he is feeling isolated from his peers due to his sudden change, his best friend improvises a plan to make David feel confident during this difficult transition.
The author and illustrator, Jarvis, does a fantastic job of creating an interesting, captivating, and compassionate tale of friendship and overcoming adversity. This story can be read with children ages three to eight who are struggling with feelings of insecurity or isolation. The Boy with Flowers in His Hair shows how a true friend should act: with kindness, respect, and love. It will inspire children to be a good friend, surround themselves with good friends, and keep their heads held high when going through difficult changes.
|Page Count||32 pages|
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