Tuesday, February 19, 2013

There was a Tree by Rachel Isadora - OPTIONAL

Isadora, Rachel  There was a Tree.  Nancy Paulsen Books, 2012.  $16.99  PICTURE BOOK  Content: G.   

This book is actually a song written in 1912 called “There was a Tree” that has been illustrated.  It starts with a hole in the ground that grew a tree.  Then grass grew around the tree and on a pretty branch in the tree there was a nest with a bird sitting on the egg.   The egg hatches and a chick flies around on his new wings.  The story is told in the same style as “There was an old lady who swallowed a fly” with repetitive lines after each part of the story is added.  

The illustrations are bright and super cute with the setting taking place in Africa.  This would be a fun read for younger readers who like rhythmic stories that repeat.  

EL (K-3)-OPTIONAL.  Reviewer, C. Peterson.

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