Be Thankful for Trees

Be Thankful for Trees



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  • Kids will view their backyards and parks in a whole new light after going on an arboreal eco-tour in this gorgeous paean to trees.


    • It’s good to be green: Environmentally conscious parents and teachers will love the message of conservation at the heart of this eco-friendly book.


    • Where does it come from?: This title offers a fresh take on the “where does it come from” book. Rhyming couplets and lush artwork elevate the genre and combine to make the nonfiction content compelling to young children.


    • Metaphors abound: Each section of the book offers a metaphor—a tree is music; a tree is art; a tree is food.


    • Appealing repetition: The book is divided into sections, each of which begins with a question: Would life be beautiful without trees? Would life be comfortable without trees? The answer is always a resounding no, as each section explores the many ways that trees contribute to our lives.



Harriet Ziefert is the author of over 200 books for young readers. A Smith College graduate, she also has a master’s degree in education from New York University. She is founder of her own publishing company, Blue Apple Books & Blue Cat Books. A mother of two and grandmother of five, she lives in Great Barrington, Massachusetts.

Brian Fitzgerald is an internationally recognized, award-winning illustrator of children's books. He is a graduate of Ireland's National College of Art and Design and has also worked on publishing, editorial, and design projects. Brian lives and works in Dún Laoghaire, Dublin.