Gifts for the Heart
Carol J. Cooper, author
After Emily awakens in a particularly cranky mood, she stomps downstairs to eat breakfast. When her mother reminds her of her list of responsibilities to complete for the day, Emily grumpily wonders why she has to do everything. But everything is about to change when Emily steps outside into the bright sunshine. As the sun warms her face, Emily suddenly begins opening her heart to the many wonderful gifts around her. A nest of baby birds happily chirps while their mother feeds them wiggly worms. Delicate butterflies dance in the wind among beautiful spring flowers. When Emily arrives in the park, her best friend, Chloe, is waiting there for her. After the two play, Emily heads home where she discovers the gifts of majestic clouds, a tiny ladybug, and finally, the joys of unconditional love. In this delightful tale for children, a little girl discovers an amazing realization through her experiences with nature, a beloved friend, and the love of her family.