The Trees Have Hearts is a lovely story written by Mrs. D. (Olga D’Agostino). This story was written for girls between the ages of 6-10. My daughter is 8, almost 9, and both her and I enjoyed reading this book together. It is the story of a young girl, left friendless because she could not speak a new language. This girl lived in an old house with a small garden, where three blooming trees and the mysterious wind became her first imaginary friends. Her new friends helped her overcome her fears and worries. This is a story that shares the true meaning of friendship.
In 2013, two of Mrs. D’s books received Mom’s Choice Awards including The Trees Have Hearts and Good Morning, World. This is a significant achievement that Mrs. D is honoured to have achieved. I believe that her books are very worthy of this award. They are well written and truly bring a child right into the middle of the story with their hearts and imaginations.
The illustrations in Mrs. D.’s books are whimsical, colourful and full of creativity. It is easy to get lost (in a good way) in the story because of the warm and inviting nature of the book.
“It takes the soul, heart, and labor of many people to create one small children’s book.”
- Carlo the Mouse on Vacation
- The City Kittens and the Old House Cat
- Good Morning, World!
- The Royal Palm
- The Mysterious Life Inside a Closet
- Carlo the Mouse, Book 1: Too Many Rules for One Little Mouse
So far, I have read Good Morning, World! and The Tress Have Hearts. Both stories were equally enjoyable. Good Morning, World was written with a younger child in mind while The Tress Have Hearts captures the interest of a slightly older child.
Mrs. D’s books are available on Amazon.ca, Amazon.com and BarnesandNoble.com.