Out now from Candlewick Press is Red & Lulu by Matt Travers who also illustrated the book for ages 3-7-year-olds. Red and Lulu make their nest in a particularly beautiful evergreen tree. It shades them in the hot months and keeps them cozy in the cold months, and once a year the people who live nearby string lights on their tree and sing a special song: O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree. But one day, something unthinkable happens, and Red and Lulu are separated. It will take a miracle for them to find each other again. Luckily, it’s just the season for miracles. Separation and miles cannot keep a determined cardinal from his loved one in an ode to serendipity and belief that is destined to be a new Christmas classic.
My Opinion: This book is beautifully illustrated and I love cardinals so the storyline was perfect and how two cardinals who are separated but love brings them back together as they let nothing stop each other from being together. Such a heartwarming tale.
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