One spring, a pine tree named Everly sprouts in the woods where everyone is green. Fitting in feels great for Everly. But, uh-oh, one day all of the other trees begin to change—their greens turn to bright yellows and reds.
Everly wants to change just like her friends, but . . . what’s an evergreen to do? With the help of her friends, Everly soon realizes she is perfect just the way she is and starts to glow in her own special way.
Readers will be inspired as Everly’s confidence grows in this heartwarming story perfect for every season.
What I loved: This is a sweet book that not only addresses the beauty of being different but also has a bit about different types of trees. Children can learn about both (with some extra help from adults to teach them about evergreen trees). The kindness of the other trees and Everly's own fears will resonate with young readers who have probably felt different before. Understanding how to embrace their own and others' differences is what makes everyone shine!
With simple and short phrasing, this is a book that works well for toddlers and preschoolers. The pages turn quickly. With plenty of color and cute trees, this will definitely inspire an interest in nature around as children seek out Everly in their own backyard. The illustrations are cartoonish and adorable, and the little girl and dog who make appearances throughout add to the fun of the story - perfect for fall!
Final verdict: A sweet story about embracing your differences and kindness, EVERLY is a picture book read that is sure to charm young readers. Highly recommend picking this one up during the fall!