The Christmas Stick
A wonderful story for children that is about taking, but also giving—about stubbornness, but also a change of heart. The spoiled prince learns well from his wise grandmother who knew that all he really needed...a stick. It was sturdy, and as long as he was tall. But it was just a stick. This simple gift opens the prince to the power of imagination, the pleasure of doing, and eventually, the heart-soothing, joy-inducing warmth of not only being loved—but loving. With his gift of storytelling, Tim Myers' Christmas story for kids can teach hearts of all ages.
Myers, Tim J., "The Christmas Stick" (2014). Faculty Book Gallery. 77.