When he climbed a massive mulberry tree, this young boy didn’t know he was in for a big surprise. The wise, old mulberry has seen too many twisted ankles and broken arms to let the boy leap from a high branch without thinking. Instead, she helps the boy and his sister learn to think before they act.
With real life examples all children can relate to, the tree shows the siblings how to ask “What if I do this, what could happen?”. The tree’s memorable stories help children consider the consequences of what they do and what they say. In the end, the children learn how to pause, think, and adjust their actions.
“What if?” includes lessons in treating others with respect, taking responsibility, and building self-control. Free online worksheets, printables, and lessons plans at TalkingTreeBooks.com make these books a great resource for teachers and parents who want to teach children to think before they act.
Written for children grades K-4, the Talking with Trees book series features supersize pictures that engage children emotionally, helping them learn how to use their hearts and minds to guide them toward building good character traits.
"This is a great tale with colorful illustrations that help to bring the story alive. It is a wonderful teaching tale, helping young ones to stop and think before acting. I recommend it. Great read, great illustrations, great lesson."