The Oak Inside the Acorn is written by Max Lucado and illustrated by George Angelini. Letting go of your childhood is hard to do, and a bit scary. Nature forces Little Acorn to let go of his mother's nurturing branches and begin a life of his own. Little Acorn is not sure what he is suppose to be. He can't bare fruit like the orange trees and he has no beautiful blooms or sweet scents like the flowers. A farmer plants him in the family's back yard, and there he grows bigger and taller every year, right along with a little girl. When the little girl grows into a young lady, Big Oak uses one of his own little acorns to teach her to be what God wants her to be. What I Liked: I like the lesson, to be what God intended us to be.What I Disliked: I was a little disappointed with this book. This author is one of my favorites, but the message in this book was simply not as strong as I had anticipated. The message was clear, it just didn't reach out and grab me like most of his other books do.Overall Rating: Very Good.
This a wonderful story that my 5 year-old and six year-old boys ask me to read all the time. It is entertaining, warm and uplifting. My kids have well over 100 books on their bookshelf right now and this book is one of the their absolute favorites! Well written! Not just for small children. Highly recommended!! It would also make a "they'll-love-it-for-sure" gift!!! I can't say enough good things about this book and it's important message. Buy it!