Here's a gentle tale with delightful paintings you won't be able to put down.
Blurb: Wot-si-u and the Whispering Wattles is a timeless tale about an Iron Bark tree, the only tree left standing in a cleared paddock. Feeling isolated and lonely, Wot-si-u learns to appreciate his surroundings by looking carefully at all that is around him. He gains the knowledge handed down over generations and connects with the world around him. With a new and positive outlook on life the world is a much brighter place.
The story of the sentient tree feeling all alone and wishing for company is something we can all relate to. It is lovely how the other flora and fauna communicate with Wot-si-u, so the tree feels a part of its environment.
The writing style is generally easy for all ages to understand, although I did have to explain a couple of words to Miss 7, as well as the concept of the trees being linked via their roots. I really enjoyed this idea. I think a younger child would enjoy the cadence of the writing, but not understand the meaning. I would recommend Wot-si-u for ages 6 to adult.
Terese Eglington is an author from Queensland, Australia, who is currently hard at work on her second book.
You can connect with Terese on Facebook at www.facebook.com/www.tereseglington
and her website: http://tereseeglington.com/
'Wot-si-u and the Whispering Wattles' is available on www.writersweb.com.au