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Book Review: The Scarecrow

Updated: Apr 29, 2020

Written by Beth Ferry, Illustrated by The Fan Brothers (2019)

Originally published on Facebook and Instagram March 2, 2020

THIS is the book that inspired me to become a book blogger. After reading it, I wanted to tell everyone I knew about it. I immediately fell in love with the artistry, the beautiful verse, but mostly the message.

The idea that a scarecrow, made to stand guard, alone, would go against his nature and to save a helpless baby crow. Instead of enmity they share a friendship. Instead of loneliness, the scarecrow experiences companionship. Until one day, the crow does what birds are made to do - fly away - and the scarecrow finds himself alone again. But spring returns and with it new life and new friends.

This book is a reminder that in a world that wants to divide us, we can choose to reach out and love one another. This was my favorite book of 2019 and I could not love it more if I had written it myself.

This book is featured in my post Raising Readers: Books for Building Character and Coping where I explore using books as teaching tools.

This is a book for all seasons! If you'd like to purchase, here is the affiliate link: Proceeds go to support my blog and mission of inspiring moms of babies and toddlers to find quiet moments in the chaos to instill a love of reading.

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