Sunday, September 1, 2013

THE TREES HAVE HEARTS by Mrs. D. (Olga D’Agostino)

About the Book
In this lively text with its beautiful illustrations, you’ll read the touching story of a young girl, friendless because she cannot speak a new language. It will transport your child into the imaginary world of a little girl who has moved to America from a different country.
Unable to speak English, the lonely girl cannot find friends at first. She lives in an old house with a small garden, where three lovely trees and the mysterious wind become her first imaginary friends. The garden friends develop a wonderful friendship with the girl and help her to overcome her fears and worries. They teach her how to make real friends and help her to cope with difficult moments while adapting to her new surroundings.
Unforgettable characters open a beautiful imaginary world to young readers, inviting them to share the fears, tears, and joys of a little girl. The story teaches the true meaning of friendship, while showing readers the beauty of nature. It reveals an enchanting imaginary world as seen through the eyes of a child…

  • ISBN-13: 9781469134796
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
  • Publication date: 2/27/2012
  • Pages: 48

Where to buy: AmazonBarnes & Noble

About Author
Mrs. D. (Olga D’Agostino) grew up in western Ukraine as the daughter of a forest ranger. Inspired by the beauty of nature, she loved to write stories and poems in her native language and dreamed of becoming a writer. She finished Lviv business college and in 1992 immigrated to the United States with her two small daughters. In 2011 she started to pursue her childhood dreams, among them writing books for children. She is a member of SCBWI (Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators), speaks several languages fluently, and loves reading, writing, gardening, and traveling. She lives in Smithville, New Jersey, with her husband, Patrick, and an adventurous cat named Nyda. 

Books by Mrs. D. include Carlo the Mouse on Vacation, The Trees Have Hearts, The City Kittens and The Old House Cat, Good Morning, World! and Carlo the Mouse, Book 1: Too Many Rules for One Little Mouse. Her books are available in print on Amazon and Barnes & Noble, and as e-books for most popular e-devices. The full series of Carlo the Mouse and her new books The Mysterious Life Inside a Closet and three rhyming stories Who Is Most Important in the Fridge? are coming soon. For updates on Mrs. D.’s books, please visit her website:

The Trees Have Hearts received a "Mom's Choice Award". I am so excited and very honored to receive this award, especially from mothers. As a foreigner, it means a lot to me. Now I can proudly add to my title - Award-winning author of Mom's Choice Award.

My Thoughts

In the lovely garden the trees see a beautiful little girl sitting nearby and she is crying.  As she moves closer to the trees they try to comfort her.  You see, she just moved to America and does not speak English and she would like very much to play with the children on the other side of the fence.  The little girl and the trees have something in common they both have hearts.  The little girl becomes close friends with the trees. She learns many things from them like the many changes they go through from one season to next with the help of Old Wind.  Her confidence builds as she attends school and makes many new friends.  The trees have bonded with the little girl and worry about her if she is not home at the normal time and send Old Wind to search for the little girl . 

The author writes a lovely story about a lonely little girl with a great big imagination.  She turns her beautiful garden into her sanctuary of imaginary friends that remain in her heart and follow her into adulthood.  The lessons to be learned in this story is love of nature, respect for nature and changes of nature from one season to the next.  Just as children go through many changes from season to season.  

This would be a good bedtime story. reading a few pages each night nurturing your child's imagination and leaving them with sweet dreams.

I rated this book a 5 out of 5.

Disclosure: I received a free copy of this book from the author for review.  I was in no way compensated for this review.

1 comment:

  1. Dear Patricia,
    Thank you so much for your wonderful review. I really appreciate your taking the time reading my book and posting your review on your site. Please accept my deepest gratitude. I am happy to inform you that The Trees Have Hearts received a "Mom's Choice Award". I am so excited and very honored to receive this award, especially from mothers. As a foreigner, it means a lot to me. Now I can proudly add to my title - Award-winning author of Mom's Choice Award! Thank you again for your support. Best wishes,


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