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Only a Tree Knows How to Be a Tree

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Only a Tree Knows How to Be a Tree by Mary Murphy
Hardcover $16.99
Mar 10, 2020 | ISBN 9781536214703

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Wonder and significance permeate this catalogue of the essence of natural things…Bright, chunky illustrations evoke children’s drawings, depicting figures of various skin tones, some wearing glasses, some using wheelchairs, playing in an irreplaceable world.
—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

A celebration of the uniqueness of trees—and birds, dogs, fish, the planet Earth, the universe, and each human being. What makes this feel-good reflection on individuality stand out are the illustrations, childlike in their presentation but surprisingly detailed…Even though many illustrations include tiny details, this will work well for group as well as one-on-one. A simple message delivered effectively.
—Kirkus Reviews

Understanding and celebrating similarities and differences are hallmarks of the book, brilliantly conveyed in simple hand-lettered text and cheerful pictures of animals, people, and the environment. A necessary purchase. Uniqueness of thought, personality, interests, and purpose is celebrated in this beautiful book.
—School Library Journal

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