It was the first day of spring and the forest animals are busy with new and beautiful things to see and do. Except one little sparrow named Rue. She'd
rather hide all day and night. She said no to every opportunity that came her way. Her response was always the same. "It's already been done before!" she said. This short, rhyming tale does not label Rue's excuse for limiting herself, but addresses the fact many of us say no to experience for reasons such as self-doubt, comparison, or fear. Rue's story reveals a simple reason why we should try something new, despite the fact it has already been done before.
"Love it! An inspiring and encouraging story for kids of any age!"
-Shawn Byous, Author of Because I Stubbed My Toe
"I absolutely love the message that this book sends to little (and big) readers! We all need the reminder sometimes to not compare ourselves to those around us, and this is a beautiful message to teach children. The rhyming included in the story helps with language development and makes it a fun read for children."
-Hayley Armstrong, Elementary School Teacher (and Avid Reader)