by Elsa Beskow
Curiosity reigns in this simple story ready to delight. It hearkens to a time when exotic fruits were unknown or delicacies to be savored and a forest where fair folk reason and interact with the wildlife as neighbors and friends. The ending is a gesture of kindness from a bird that shouldn’t be overlooked.
Give as: a thank you to a friend or a neighbor who grabbed your mail while on a tropical vacation.
Give with: a bowl of oranges, a pint of fresh squeezed juice or a dove quilt from sweden.
Give to: your kids with a bowl of oranges to slow down and be grateful. Take a minute to teach them how to make and enjoy a fresh squeezed glass of sunshine in a cup while you read.
Happy reading. Save us a cup of that orange juice!