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Once there was a big crow that thought he was the most wonderful animal in the forest! He didn't like the other animals because they were so different from him. He thought he should have his own tree. He didn't want the other animals in it. One day something bad happened to the crow. Read the story to find out what valuable lessons the crow learned. Did these lessons makeOnce there was a big crow that thought he was the most wonderful animal in the forest! He didn't like the other animals because they were so different from him. He thought he should have his own tree. He didn't want the other animals in it. One day something bad happened to the crow. Read the story to find out what valuable lessons the crow learned. Did these lessons make him think differently about the other animals living in the forest?...

Title : The Crow and the Big Oak Tree
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ISBN : 9781478776475
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 209 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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The Crow and the Big Oak Tree Reviews

  • Rosie
    2019-04-03 10:21

    After a big black crow finds a tree which he considers to be as majestic as he is, he claims it as his own and scares other animals away. A squirrel, a snake, an owl, some birds and bees try to rest or make their new homes there, but the crow scares them away. Then two human boys see the crow. They throw stones at it, hoping to bring it down so they can take it home and claim it as their new pet. After a rock hits the crow, bees attack the boys, frightening them away. The crow finally realizes that sharing the tree with other animals is not such a bad idea after all.Anne Toole’s book about an intolerable crow, which thinks he is better than all other animals, is a tale of vanity, which ends up being overridden by the need for allies and friendship. After evicting all other animals from the tree and bullying them into leaving, the bees still come to the crow’s aid after it is attacked by the boys. This causes the crow to reconsider where his priorities and loyalties lie. Sometimes friendships are forged in the most unlikely of circumstances, but when it does occur, embrace it and be grateful that there are some animals out there who are great allies in times of need. I enjoyed The Crow and the Big Oak Tree and the lessons it brings to the reader. I recommend this book to young readers aged 3-7, as it teaches children at a young age that you get nowhere in life without friends, and refusing to share leaves you miserable, vulnerable and alone.- Rosie Malezer for Readers’ Favorite

  • Suz
    2019-04-15 11:30

    Crow thinks he is really something special. So special that only the biggest and best tree in the whole forest will do as his home. And he is NOT going to share. It doesn't matter that there is plenty of room for the other animals, or that they haven't done anything to him. Crow runs off anyone who even thinks about living in "his" tree. Then he finds out that maybe having some neighbors wouldn't be so bad.Toole has written a story very much like a fable. The character of Crow is proud, selfish, and bossy. He doesn't think that he needs anyone for any reason, or that anyone else is as good as he is. In the end, he learns an important lesson about valuing others and what they can contribute to a community. As children gain skills and independence during their elementary school years, it is easy for them to begin thinking that they don't need anyone. "I can do it myself" becomes a familiar refrain. This story reminds them that everyone needs help once in a while. I received a copy of the book from the author for review purposes. Author Anne Toole was a first grade teacher and an ESOL instructor before she began writing children's books. This is her fifth book.

  • Glenda Bixler
    2019-04-16 13:42

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  • Gayle Pace
    2019-03-27 06:48

    MY THOUGHTSFirst off, I loved the illustrations. They were so vivid and went along with the story. A big black crow though he was just "IT", so very fine. He thinks he is above all the other animals. He decides that a certain tree is just as perfect as he is and that tree was HIS and no other animal could come up that tree. Some animals were scared away by the crow when they tried to settle and make their homes there. It was the black crow's and he wasn't going to share. Two boys wanted to catch the crow and make a pet of it. They throw rocks at it and then some bees attack the boys. The boys run in fear. This little episode caused the crow to realize he needed friends and it wouldn't hurt for him to share his home. A lesson learned. We all need friends and we all need to share. Another lesson to learn, it's not good to think you're better than everyone else. So much for young readers to learn but in a fun way. Great book for the young reader to have on his or her bookshelf. Wonderful lessons in a fun way. I received a copy of this book from the author and voluntarily decided to review it.

  • Charles
    2019-04-01 13:24

    This book is about sharing space with others and features living creatures of all types, from birds to bees. Black Crow considers himself to be a magnificent creature, looking down on others. He has roosted in a large oak tree and considers it to be his personal domain.When a squirrel wants to store his nuts in a hollow section of the tree, Black Crow throws the nuts out. A snake then tries to slither up the trunk, but Black Crow picks him up and scares him by flying high. Others types of birds, including an owl, try to nest in the tree, but Black Crow chases them away. The last creatures that try to make the tree their home is a collection of bees, Black Crow knocks their first hive down, but they are determined to live there. So they immediately start on another hive.Two boys see Black Crow and decide to see if they can hit him with a rock. They are successful, stunning Black Crow and knocking him out of the sky. When the two boys run to capture Black Crow, the bees chase them away. Grateful and understanding the lesson that he has experienced, Black Crow now knows that it is best to let other creatures share his space. For he cannot predict when he may find their presence and skills valuable.The lesson in this book is one that children need to learn, that cooperation and sharing are generally more beneficial than an attitude of superiority over others. It is an important lesson that will smooth their way through life. The book is written at roughly the level of the second grader and the images are colorful.