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Loving who you no matter what is what the children’s book, The Pretty Red Flower With A Single Thorn, is all about. The book is a must-read for children and is something to which everyone can relate. The book is written, lettered, edited, and colored by Jessica Jimerson and illustrated by Annette P. Jimerson. The story follows a beautiful, red flower who adamantly believes that she is not a flower, but something even bigger and beautiful–a thorn bush.
Throughout the story, the red flower interacts with her fellow creatures that live in the fields of a soft meadow. First, there is a bumblebee who attempts to land on the flower. With each try, he crashes into various objects in the meadow and irritates the flower to the point where she tells the bee to leave her alone.
Later in the story, there is a grasshopper who befriends the red flower and plays a tattered violin extremely well that calms the flower and makes a crowd gather to listen to his beautiful music. Later, a blue beetle comes to speak with the flower, but the flower rebuffs the beetle when she calls the flower what she truly is–a flower.
That evening, the flower has an interesting dream. The next day, she asks for help from the grasshopper and beetle to interpret the meaning of the dream. The interpretation leads to a wonderful revelation by the flower. Finally another interaction with the flower and the bumblebee ends the story on a humorous note.
This book would make an excellent addition to any children’s library or an elementary school classroom. It is a well-written book which children will be able to easily understand. The story is engaging and will keep children’s interest and keep them invested in the story. The words are lettered in a big font on the page and visually stand out. This will make it easy for a child to read the words on the page. The art will capture a child’s attention, as it is amazing with its beautiful colors and visuals. Annette illustrates the red flower beautifully with her detail in the flower’s expressions.
All in all, The Pretty Red Flower With A Single Thorn is an excellent story that kids will enjoy. Jimerson has written a story that will be remembered as a favorite bedtime story by children today who will become parents in the future.