The Liking Tree
A tale of social media & FOMO malaise–and a celebration of life lived in the moment, in person, and
On Sale Now
The Liking Tree: An Antisocial Media Fable is now available in hardcover, paperback and eBook in the USA, Canada, and select international markets.
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When two children befriend a strange tree, they quickly become enchanted by its flattery & dazzling distractions. But time goes by, and as the tree’s true nature is revealed, the children must decide whether to live by its lonely rules, or walk away to rediscover the joys of real life and true friendship.
The Liking Tree
Bravo! Finally an entertaining and witty children’s book that brilliantly conveys the dark side of social media to young readers! The Liking Tree is also smart and compelling enough for parents. John Allen Wooden has done a tremendous service for all families with his innovative new book.” – Dr. Nicholas Kardaras, author of Glow Kids
“An inoculation against social media’s seductive pull—and a great conversation starter for people of all ages. (Kids, your parents should pay attention to its message, too!)” – Catherine Price, author of How to Break Up With Your Phone
“A perfect illustration of the toxic fruit that is social media. A powerful message for children and an eye-opener for parents.” – Thomas Kersting, author of Disconnected: How To Protect Your Kids Against The Harmful EffectS Of Device Dependency
“A fun and witty take on the growing influence of social media on children —with a powerful moral to inspire all digital families.” – ELIZABETH MILOVIDOV, PhD author of The Parent’s Guide to Parenting in the Digital Age
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