Wednesday, December 9, 2015

My Favorite Picture Books: Miss Twiggley's Tree

Miss Twiggley's Tree by Dorothea Warren Fox

I'm almost certain I first read about this book at Afterthoughts, though I can't find it there now. Our wonderful library bought the book at my suggestion after I requested it through inter-library loan and loved it.

Miss Twiggley lives in a tree. Her shyness compels her to hide whenever anyone comes to visit. She even sends her dog to do the shopping, which delights children reading the book. The mayor's wife starts to stir up trouble for Miss Twiggley but is interrupted by a hurricane that devastates the town. Luckily, Miss Twiggley lives in a tree and has room for everyone in town. (It's a very big tree house.)
And Miss Twiggley found out
Something wonderful, too:
When emergencies come,
You don't think about you.

You help all you can.
And you never ask why.
Then the first thing you know,
You forget to be shy. 
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