written and illustrated by Mindy Dwyer
This book is a quiet story of treasure lost and found, and the beautiful developing relationship between a black crow and a curious child.
Treasure is a lovely tale for beginner readers that teaches simple word concepts with sweet illustrations.” – Children’s Book Council: Hot Off the Press, April 2019
“Author/illustrator Dwyer exhibits remarkable skill in creating this story (Treasure) of friendship and sharing, with its minimal text and well-designed illustrations.” – Kirkus Review, February 2019
A crow watches from afar as a child collects a unique assortment of curios in a secret hideout: a thimble, a button, a ribbon. When a storm hits and scatters everything, the child must search for the beloved items again. The crow returns one of the lost items, and in return the child offers something else. Together child and crow discover the best gift of all. Treasure is a lovely tale for beginner readers that teaches simple word concepts with sweet illustrations.
When I was a child I created cozy hideaways in the fields and woods near my house, using rocks to make walls and decorating with nature’s offerings. These were my places to just “be.” In this story I honor those sacred spaces of childhood, the time spent in nature and the joy found in tiny treasures. These are the real life treasures that inspired the book.