Children have many questions about what's going on around us now. It's natural--adults do too! Mr. (Fred) Rogers recounts his mother telling him to "look for the helpers" for comfort when chaos rules and scary news abounds.
We can apply this advice to the books we read and how we process the news. In addition to questions like "Why?" and "What if it happens to me?", books encourage us to see our unique value and ask ourselves "How can I help?"
Stories show us that, although an individual contributor may appear small, the contribution they make can have an immense, positive impact on the larger community. Even if drops of water from a parrot's wing can't quench a forest fire, the inspirational seed planted by the example to care and make an effort helps us realize that we too can be difference-makers!
- Kathy Balch, BookTree Founder