Who Wins? (Howarth)

The narration of this book makes it feel like an ancient fable, which perhaps it is.  As is often the case in children’s literature, a story with animals is a way for children to access their feelings indirectly by identifying with a non-human character.  In this short, nicely illustrated story, Toad is sad because he does not have friends.  He blames himself for this dilemma, until a wise and friendly bird offers him some advice.  Armed with a new way of looking at things, Toad is able to form new friendships.  A simply told yet welcome tale for a read-aloud audience.

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