Little Sap: The Magical Story of a Little Forest Family
Little Sap can’t wait to grow tall and strong just like her mother and touch the sky. But growing takes time. Luckily for Little Sap, she has her family circle close by and a forest of friends, above and below ground, to help guide her up.
What I loved: The illustrations in this book are stunning, and I loved the way the forest is portrayed. It felt magical and lovely. The details portrayed in them make for a really interesting book, and children are sure to love the colors, animals, and even bugs that appear throughout. The story has a similar whimsical quality, and Little Sap's story is one that children will be able to relate to - it is tough to have to grow slowly and to have to be little for what seems like so long. The inclusion of forest life and the interconnectedness of it all was really beautiful as well.
The end of the book includes expanded information about some of the concepts discussed during the story, and I found this really fascinating. This could definitely spark new interest in trees and the forest.
What left me wanting more: As a small point, the font size is very small and the color blends in with the illustrations in places, so it needs to be read carefully.
Final verdict: Full of color and lovely illustrations, LITTLE SAP is a picture book story about trees that young readers will be able to relate to. Recommend for the preschool and elementary school aged crowd.