A Tree is Nice

CALDECOTT MEDAL WINNER – 1957

A Tree is Nice

Janice May Udry, author

Marc Simont, illustrator

New York: HarperCollins, 1956

30 pp.

Age: 2+

Interests: trees, nature, ecology

Trees are very nice. They fill up the sky.

A list of all the good things about trees. From branches to climb on and leaves to rake, to the nice rustling sound, to shade for picnics and a good place to lean your hoe, all aspects of trees are considered and appreciated. They are even given credit for providing sticks for drawing in the sand.

Written in childlike prose, this is a good starting point for thoughtful discussions about trees, and plants, and nature in general. It ends with planting a tree …

Every day for years and YEARS you watch the little tree grow. You say to people, “I planted that tree.”

They wish they had one so they go home and plant a tree too.

A terrific book for Earth Day!

(This title on amazon.)

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