Over the last 5 years, I've found out just how easily it is for my little one to get into trouble. He has such energy and imagination, and sometimes acts before he thinks through to the consequences of his actions.
I'm Up in a Tree by Mark Alden Johnson explores what can happen when a little one finds himself in trouble. The little boy in the story finds himself up a tree, with no way down, and no one in sight to help.He talks to several animals who all offer suggestions on how to reach the ground. But each one offers an idea that just won't work for the little boy, such as flying, jumping, or using his claws. In the end, the boy must use his own judgment to decide what to do.
I'm Up in a Tree helps children think about their own decision-making skills, as well teaches children to trust their own instincts. Not succumbing to peer pressure is an important skill to teach children, even at an early age.
My son loved the story line. He is the adventurous type, and I'm surprised that I have yet to find him in a similar situation. The book flowed very well, and the illustrations are bright and colorful. I'm Up in a Tree is a fun way to teach young children how to think through a difficult situation and trust their decision.
I'm Up in a Tree can be purchased for $14.95
A copy of the book was provided for review. All opinions are my own.