An old king realizes it is better to give than to receive. A family of redwood trees talks to us about their forest home. Mr. Pencil encourages a young reader to write about their parents. Tootie, a young turkey, learns the important value of friendship. And a hermit teaches us first impressions are not at all as they seem! Fifteen original tales filled with unusual characters (a talking TV or a traffic light, for example!) that will fill you with cheer and warm your heart. Grown-ups will love reading these stories as much as children will love hearing them at bedtime, story time, or anytime! ABOUT THE AUTHOR-In order to help his granddaughter pronounce the letter "R," William Weinbrecht started writing the story, Not a Very Bright Raccoon. To his surprise, it worked like a charm! Bill wrote more stories for his granddaughter, enjoying the smiles it brought to Amanda's face. Now at age 73, he is a retired commercial lending officer of thirty-five years. When he's not trying to keep his golf score down, Bill volunteers at a children's hospital where he amuses the kids with cartoon sketches. He and his wife, Mary, live in San Diego, California.