{Warm Hearts Day: Rebecca Elliott}Warm Hearts Day by Rebecca Elliott
Series: Owl Diaries
Published by Scholastic Press on October 25, 2016
Genres: Childrens, Graphic Novels
Pages: 80
Format: Paperback
Source: Store Bought
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{Synopsis} – Pick a book. Grow a Reader!

This series is part of Scholastic’s early chapter book line, Branches, aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina. Branches books help readers grow!

In book #5, it’s almost Warm Hearts Day! Everyone is busy making gifts for their loved ones. Eva LOVES crafting, so she creates all sorts of fun gifts and treats for her friends. She is excited to give out her homemade gifts at the big party at the Old Oak Tree. But then Eva realizes she forgot to make gifts for her family! Will she be able to make the gifts in time?

{My thoughts} – Celebrations happen everywhere and it’s always nice to learn about new celebrations and traditions. In Eva’s town they have a celebration called Warm Hearts Day. This celebration is to help remind all the animals about a Fairy that had taught them all to be loving and true to themselves in order to help others.

Eva goes out in search of special gifts for her family and unintentionally reminds animals of the Forrest what the true meaning of Warm Hearts Day is.

I really like the lesson in this book. It’s about helping others and being kind, it’s about giving without the expectation of receiving. All to often children think they should get and shouldn’t give anything. This book helps to show that those that give have the potential to brighten up someone’s day.

When you think about it, it’s the little things that make the biggest differences. Eva does little things throughout gherkin book but in the end all those little things make a big difference to the animals of the Forrest.

I really enjoy these books. They have bright illustrations, Sine stories and easy to understand lessons. Also at the red of each book there are discussion questions that can be used to further discuss the understanding of the book.

Final Conclusion: 5 Star Rating.