'The Pūriri Tree and the Little Houhere Tree' – Promoting Resilience
A picture book for children of all ages which can be enjoyed just as a good story with beautiful illustrations. Or it can be used as a NZ-specific classroom and library resource to help children deal with change, loss and grief in a positive and age-related way.
'Managing self', a key competency that people use to live, learn, work and contribute to their communities, includes resiliency. In this story, written by Carol Jenkins and illustrated from a painting by Don Little, the little houhere tree bounces back to enjoy life after its friend the pūriri tree is chopped down.