Yennadon Elementary teacher-librarian Candace Kibbins recommends Red and Lulu by Matt Tavares.
This story of two bonded cardinals that get separated, and the frantic search for Lulu by Red, culminates in the magic of the Rockefeller Christmas tree. I love everything about this book! I love the bird’s eye views, the incredible artwork, and the story of the persistence of Red while he searches for Lulu. I also found the back matter fascinating as the author, Matt Tavares, explains the choosing of the Rockefeller trees.
I love that the cardinals stay in the city after the holidays are over because it shows that sometimes unexpected things can lead to new opportunities and that resilience abounds. An absolutely beautiful book with a sweet feel to it.