The Memory Tree
by Britta Teckentrup
Fox feels sleepy in the forest one day, lays down and falls asleep, forever. When his friends come together to remember his long and happy life, a tiny shoot emerges from the snow that becomes an enormous memory tree.
The Memory Tree is a sweetly illustrated book that is charming for its simplicity and would appeal to younger readers. It discusses the death of a beloved friend in a way that is natural, and emphasizes the sharing of memories in creating an enduring presence for the child’s loss.