OldGreenChairFable Teaches Life Lessons

3 star

By Traudi Allen, Illustrated by Rob Cowan
Balboa Press, $16.95, 40 pages

An old green chair lives a full life with a family, until a couple rambunctious kids knock it over. With a broken leg, this chair is placed on the curb. Found by a neighbor, the chair is lovingly restored for a new life. This simple story, part of the House series, presents a lesson of optimism and problem solving to young readers. More messages for parents to explore include recycling, creativity in crafting new from old, and a hardworking chair offers value beyond its looks. Simple illustrations and bookbinding keep the focus on the fable.

Reviewed by Lisa Ard