My name is Mrs. D. and I am an author of children's books. Currently, I’m juggling many projects including several new books. I love to write. I love this beautiful language. I write because I have something to share. I write because maybe someday, someone in this world may need my experience. I write for one simple reason. I love how it makes me feel: free.
What a charming, heartfelt story. "The Trees have
Hearts," by Mrs. D, is a wonderful chapter book for any young reader, or a
parent reading to a child, or anyone going through difficulties moving or
making friends. The story is well thought out and developed, from the relatable
character, a young girl who has just moved and is suffering the difficulties of
making new friends and adjusting to the move, to the depth of the story.
not only see the difficulties that the girl has, but we travel through the year
with her to see how she overcomes these fears and how she grows. We learn so
much through the connection and friendship she makes with her garden trees,
three wonderful trees that have their own stories and difficulties to grow
through. The trees teach us lessons about life and let us see that growth
processes and changes affect everyone, even trees.
This is a wonderful story that connects to the reader in an easy manner. The story flows smoothly, and the illustrations really capture your attention.
My favorite part comes at the
end when Mrs. D. so eloquently writes, "It takes time for roots to grow,
and for you to makes friends, so be patient."
Kirstin Pulioff is a storyteller at heart. Born and raised in Southern California, she moved to the Pacific Northwest to follow her dreams and graduated from Oregon State University with a degree in Forest Management. Happily married and a mother of two, she lives in North Plains, Oregon, and enjoys being a stay at home mom. When she’s not writing, she is busy with her kids, church and the family business.