Under my Tree
A modern take on Shel Silverstein's The Giving Tree that celebrates the friendship between a curious child and her favorite tree.
When Susanne leaves her city home to visit her grandmother, she finds a very special tree of her own in the forest. Each time she returns to the tree, she observes something unique about it—from the sheltering protection of its branches to the scratchy surface of its bark.
This is a wonderful introduction to trees for young children that gently cultivates an appreciation for nature. Interwoven in the fiction text are unique facts about trees and simple activities that encourage readers to touch, smell, and observe the world that is all around them.
Muriel Tallandier runs a magazine publishing company in France. This is her first picture book, inspired by her own curious daughter.
Mizuho Fujisawa was born and raised in Japan near Mount Fuji. After studying biology, she moved to France with her family to pursue a career in illustration.
Sarah Klinger is proud to count "trilobite" as one of her first words. She has always been obsessed with unusual animals and the diversity of the natural world. After studying French and psychology as an undergraduate, she received her MFA at School of Visual Arts. She now lives in Los Angeles with her family, where she draws, paints, translates, and has set a goal of walking LA every street on foot (eventually).
✭A story filled with pure love and adoration for the rainbow of nature and the opportunities it presents to us.”— Margaret Kennelly, School Library Journal, STARRED REVIEW
“Especially notable.” — ALA Booklist
"An interactive, modern-day The Giving Tree without the creepy self-sacrifice.” — Kirkus Reviews
"Age-appropriate and lovely.... besides the story, you'll also enjoy reading the questions and interactive "Try This" prompts with your kids." — Imagination Soup
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