Friday, April 2, 2010

Poetry Friday: We Planted a Tree

Jacket description:

"In this simple poem illustrated by award winner Bob Staake, two young families in two very different parts of the world plant a tree. As the trees flourish, so do the families...while trees all over the world help clean the air, enrich the soil, and give fruit and shade.

With a nod to Kenya's successful Green Belt Movement, Diane Muldrow's elegant text celebrates the life and hope that every tree everywhere-from Paris to Brooklyn to Tokyo-brings to our planet."

Whether you read this as a poem or a picture book is really up to you, as works well as either. It's really a beautiful poem with such a brilliant and important message to our children and even to us adults. Trees are such important beings in this world and we need to appreciate them as such.
The text is easy to read/listen to and teaches a lesson...always a nice combo. The illustrations are bold and bright, perfect for little eyes and easily distracted kiddos. Add this to your Earth Day display or units or just bring it home and read it to your own children. It's a lovely book.

Overall rating: 4 out of 5

We Planted a Tree
Diane Muldrow
40 pages
Poetry/Picture Book
Golden Books
March 2010
Borrowed from my local library

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