This story is written by Alexis York Lumbard and is available for purchase.
In this heartwarming story a little sparrow finds itself all alone after hurting a wing in a chase with a sparrow hawk. Unable to leave the forest to moult like the other sparrows it decides to stay behind in home the trees will care for it.
As Sparrow moves from tree to tree asking for help it is disappointed to find little help until he sits down to cry in the shadow of the pine tree.
Following the story consider discussing these questions as a family:
At the beginning of the story Winter Sparrow sings a song of gratitude. If you could choose one thing that you're grateful for today what would it be?
In the story Winter Sparrow hurts his wing and isn't able to travel with the other birds. Have you ever been injured or ill and missed out on something, how did that feel? What could your family have done to help?
Towards the end of the story Pine explains how it doesn't have much to give but still gives everything to the Sparrow. If you had to choose one thing to give away what would it be and who would you give it to...oh and the thing you chose has to be something that you use everyday!
Not only is listen to this story great fun it is also great for your mental health and growth.
we're pleased you liked the story and that the questions were useful too. Each person can draw a different meaning out of a story so engaging with the questions can lead to some interesting conversations. Thanks for sharing your comment.
Great retelling of a lovely story. The children loved this and asked so many questions. They gave some lovely answers too as we used your questions to discuss afterwards.