Fireflies: CLIP Review: Henry's Life as a Tulip Bulb         

Apr 5, 2013

CLIP Review: Henry's Life as a Tulip Bulb

Author & Illustrator:  Linda M. Brandt


As a child, I certainly had a lot in common with Henry the Tulip Bulb. Especially in the story when he wails, "Why, oh why does this have to happen to me and what did I ever do to deserve this?"  I'm thinking back to the years of, (deep breath..), piano lessons!

Now don't get me wrong - piano lessons are a wonderful and important thing for most children.  My parents encouraged me to keep practicing, and told me they loved me regardless of my less than perfect skills.

So how does Henry figure into all of this? He too found himself in an awkward and uncomfortable situation. After being plopped into a dark, damp hole in the ground, he finds himself sprouting hairy bunches of legs.  It isn't long until the warm spring rains cause a strange growth to emerge from the top of his head! After all the grumbling and protesting  Henry has done, how will he react once he realizes just what he was made to become?

Mary Byrne Kline
(and tulips...)
I wish I could say that I too emerged a success, but alas, that is not the case. The piano and I have long since parted ways, but I'm grateful for the lessons my parents taught me. They accepted me as I was, allowed me to "bloom" in other ways and loved me always.

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2 Comments:

At April 5, 2013 at 9:11 AM , Blogger Caribbean Wedding Events said...

Adorable book and an adorable story. Love the photo!

 
At April 7, 2013 at 9:13 PM , Blogger SOC Admin said...

Thanks! We were excited to find this special book.

 

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