With a length of just 394 words The Blue Berry Red Cherry New Berry Tree makes a perfect bedtime story. Children love when the tale moves underground so that they can watch the the two seeds struggle and grow to reach the surface.
The illustrations, by Barbara Litwiniec, are light and whimsical with a bit of fantasy blended in.
In the Blue Berry Red Cherry New Berry Tree there is plenty of life above and below the ground with one particular little ant, traveling as a spectator throughout the story.
There is also in The Blue Berry Red Cherry New Berry Tree a story beneath the story, both literally and figuratively. The meaning within is up to each reader to decide for his or herself.