Thank You, Trees!

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By – May 13, 2013
This appeal­ing board book cel­e­brates Tu B’Shevat with a straight­for­ward rhyming text and play­ful illus­tra­tions. On Tu B’Shevat / We plant a tree. / Cool green shade / For you and me./ Eat a picnic,/ Sing a song,/ Dance the Hora,/ Clap along.” A cool col­or palette is accent­ed with bright reds, oranges, and yel­lows in four two-page spreads that have a slight wood- grained tex­ture. Both text and illus­tra­tions con­vey a love of trees, the boun­ty they pro­vide, and the care they require, with mul­ti-eth­nic fam­i­lies joy­ful­ly pic­nick­ing, play­ing, pick­ing fruit, and plant­i­ng new trees. Sim­ple, and just right. Rec­om­mend­ed for ages 1 – 4
Teri Mark­son has been a children’s librar­i­an for over 18 years. She is cur­rent­ly the act­ing senior librar­i­an at the Val­ley Plaza Branch Library in North Hol­ly­wood, CA.

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