This book awakens children’s love of nature through friendship with a very special tulip. Akin to Akiko Miyakoshi’s award-winning books, it’s the perfect bedtime story.
Lila’s fifth book has arrived – not about flower essences per se, but about nature’s majesty and how it reaches out to children’s fanciful imagination.
This fanciful tale is engagingly narrated by a wise old woman who remembers being a tulip. Lila drew the inspiration to write this book from a seasonal Northern California garden. There, she volunteers at the handicapped parking lot, helping visitors to manage their walkers, wheelchairs, and canes. They arrive to enjoy the glorious and colorful tulips. The flowers, in turn, give them energy and renew their spirits, thus making them whole again.
I Remember Being a Tulip answers the simple question in lyrical prose: How can we expand our hearts? By caring for others and sometimes by making them laugh. Living in harmony with nature helps—especially if your best friends are caterpillars who, in a downpour, are wise enough to use their umbrellas.
Please enjoy this thrilling book. Perhaps you, too, will remember being a tulip!