A lyrical narrative and lovely, graphic illustrations pay tribute to the beauty and importance of the trees all around us.
Trees change through the seasons — springing to life, bearing fruit, and losing their leaves before a period of sleep. They clean the air we breathe, provide seeds and homes for creatures, and extend their shade to everyone equally. Throughout all these changes, trees are constant, patiently learning to grow and flourish wherever they might be. Trees is a reverent and poetic homage that invites the reader to take a closer look at these magnificent beings.
Hardcover | $14.99
Published by Candlewick Studio Mar 14, 2017| 40 Pages| 9-1/16 x 9-1/16| 2-5 years| ISBN 9780763690014
Elegant illustrations and a subtle, heartwarming environmental message elevate this picture book above the plethora of more conventional nature books for young children…This peaceful and attractive offering will encourage young children and their caregivers to take a new look at a part of the landscape often taken for granted. —Kirkus Reviews
Rich coloring and textures reminiscent of ink and watercolor create a hand-painted feel, elevating the simple narrative. A solid family read-aloud or a conservation primer for preschoolers. The striking illustrations and accessible information make this a first purchase. —School Library Journal
The colorful mixed-media illustrations are a charming, collagelike blend of textures, simplistic shapes, and intricate patterns, and a ubiquitous small bird lends a playful touch…this eloquent, affectionate portrayal will invite awareness and appreciation of ways trees enhance and impact life. —Booklist
Trees is more than another pretty book, though–in simple language, it provides real, if poetically minimal, information…Simply lovely. —Shelf Awareness Pro