After breakfast one day, a curious blue bird gets some rest on the limb of a mighty great oak, the cornerstone of the woodland in which the bluebird lives. The bluebird flies all around the oak, trying to decipher its story. From what he can see, the tree has persisted through many tests and trials.
At bluebird story hour, the little explorer tells the tale of the great oak, how it lived through huge gales and lightning storms yet still stands to provide shelter for woodland creatures. The other young bluebirds are stunned because they had not considered the difficult life of a tree and are awed by its persistence.
Inspired by both A. A. Milne and E. H. Shepard’s illustrations, A Bluebird’s Tale is the story of a tree as seen through the eyes of a curious bluebird. Young readers will learn to be attentive to their natural surroundings, and they can read natural occurrences through marks in the landscape. They will also learn to be kind to trees and woodlands, which play an important role in the environment.