Little Willow is the story of the relationship between Amy, a nine-year old girl, and Little Willow, a tiny, grey cat.Little Willow helps Amy to heal her feelings from living in an environment with parents who argue a lot and in the future mightMoreLittle Willow is the story of the relationship between Amy, a nine-year old girl, and Little Willow, a tiny, grey cat.Little Willow helps Amy to heal her feelings from living in an environment with parents who argue a lot and in the future might divorce.Little Willow offers Amy potential solutions to empower herself to find a way to be happy despite her home life.
In the end, Amy is able to see her situation in a completely new and enlightened way concluding that she’s okay exactly as she is despite her parents’ troubles.Little Willow’s motive is to connect with and therefore inspire children to do something different in their own lives should they be facing unpleasant family experiences.
The intent is to show children a way to share and handle feelings so that they do not emotionally disconnect in their interactions with parents, siblings, extended family, peers, neighbors, teachers. In addition, Little Willow defines and establishes boundaries for the reader about what children can do for themselves when their parents are not happy.Little Willow shares with the reader that just because parents have arguments it does not mean that children themselves are the unlovable ones or the ones damaged in some way.
Little Willow also shares that although divorce can change circumstances in a child’s life, it doesn’t change whom the child is inside. It gives children hope in situations where they almost certainly feel hopeless.Little Willow affirms the unconditional love of animals both real and stuffed and shows children that they are never alone.
Little Willow provides valuable information to children that can also be utilized in many different situations that could arise in a child’s growing up years.