Willow Rose Learns Honesty by Meredith Mast & Marvia Korol

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Willow Rose Learns Honesty is the first in a series of unique new children’s books created by Authors Meredith Mast and Marvia Karol. Ms. Mast, the founder of Storybook Ballet, needed a different kind of story for her young students to dance. She needed s stories that don’t rely on fantasy princesses, but instead have relatable characters that would teach a set of virtues to empower children for life. In this delightful introduction to the concept, we meet Willow Rose – who is lonely in her new garden. The flowers and the insects don’t want to be friends with her, fearful of her thorns. Then one day she tells a lie to a grasshopper. When she realizes that not being honest hurts, Willow Rose must learn to tell the truth no matter what. In practicing the virtue of Honesty, Willow Rose makes a friend and this, in turn, brings happiness.  Designed to be read aloud, danced to, or just enjoyed by children learning to read – the books in the Storybook Virtues series are an instant children’s classic, one endorsed by parents, grandparents, teachers, and children everywhere.

About the Author

When Marvia Karol counts her blessings, the top of her list includes her husband, 3 amazing adult children, 3 wonderful in-law children, 10 grandchildren, and a recently added new granddaughter married to her oldest grandson. She has lived all over the United States and spent 4 years in Bermuda. Throughout her 50+ years of marriage, she’s written poetry, too many greeting cards to count, and unfinished novels, but has successfully published a humorous newspaper column. She is recently retired from real estate and is currently rehearsing a part for our local community theater. Being a closet writer for many years, she was excited when her daughter Meredith called to ask for her help with a series of children’s books for Storybook Ballet. Armed with Meredith’s inspiration, guidance, and list of virtues-as-themes, Marvia created whimsical, but educational rose gardens, fluffy clouds and lush woodlands, to name a few. The final version of Willow Rose is the result of many long phone calls, embellishing and slicing and dicing until both authors knew Willow Rose would meet the high standards of Storybook Ballet. For Marvia, who currently resides in sunny Florida with her husband, Peter, and their Yorkie. Calli, seeing Willow Rose in print is a dream come true.

Additional information

Weight 10.6 oz
Dimensions 6 × 1 × 9 in

8 reviews for Willow Rose Learns Honesty by Meredith Mast & Marvia Korol

  1. Amanda

    I absolutely loved this book has such a great meaning behind it the illustrations are beautiful I would reccomend this book to anybody with kids. This is a new favorite in our house.

  2. Denise Broderick

    This book is delightful and it is also a good learning tool. I highly recommend it.

  3. Mindi Moo

    I have seen the book from the author and it’s beautifully written and beautifully illustrated. This will make a wonderful Christmas/birthday present for any child.

  4. Rebekah K.

    My 2 year old daughter absolutely loves this book and requests it by name! I love that she can identify how the characters are feeling by noticing the beautiful illustrations. As she gets older, I can envision this story fostering conversation, not only about the importance of honesty, but also about self concept and being your true self, even when faced with adversity.

  5. C.S. H

    Looking for a way to gently introduce your kids to making good choices? Willow Rose might be able to help, by showing a character who can change behaviors- kids are encouraged to think how they can change for the better to.

  6. Cat Lady

    This is a wonderful book for young children, both to tell them a story and to gently teach them a lesson. I am looking forward to further publications by Meredith Mast.

  7. AliciaM

    What an amazing book with wonderful lessons for adults and children alike 🙂
    My children loved it and we will be buying more as gifts for friends.

  8. Nancy Winchell

    It was given as a baby shower gift to my new Granddaughter whose name is Willow.

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