Listen to the music of the trees.
This joyful book follows the life cycle of a tree as it grows from seedling to mature tree, and finally gives way to a new sapling. At every stage of the tree’s life, children are seen playing under its branches.
Each season brings with it new sounds, whether it’s the chirping of birds in the spring or the flitter flutter of leaves in the fall. As well as a home for animals, the tree provides a canopy for a summer picnic, and a perfect place to hang a swing. Most important of all, when old age fells the tree, it provides an acorn from which a new tree will grow.
Colorful illustrations with lots of small details will capture the attention of young readers, while the lyrical text makes this an ideal read-aloud book. It can also serve as the perfect introduction to nature’s life cycles.
- Long-listed, Chocolate Lily Book Award 2019
“A quiet book for the preschool nature shelf.”- Kirkus Reviews, 02/04/18
“A great book to pair with units or explorations of spring or fall. Kids will enjoy the rhyming text and colorful pictures.”- I Heart Literacy, 05/01/18
“Tree Song is music to our ears!”- Vancouver Children’s Literature Roundtable, 04/18
“A good addition to primary collections and would be useful in conjunction with discussions about natural cycles and conservation.”- CM Reviews, 12/07/18
“Lends itself perfectly as a read-aloud in the primary grades . . . aligns well to the big ideas of the primary science curriculum . . . worth revisiting more than once.”- Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario Voice Magazine, 09/19
“Calming and almost meditative in its rhythm.”- Lazy Day Literature, 03/21/20