Today’s picture book poetry collection is all about trees.
I’ve been looking for a collection like this for a while. I love trees. I grew up playing in the woods all over the hill behind my house. I love trees even when I developed spring allergies to one of them (still unknown to me) a few years ago. I love listening to the wind blowing through the trees. I love how beautiful they are in winter or spring or summer. And I never cease to be fascinated with the variety of trees in the world around us.
This poetry collection captures a bit of that sense of wonder. Each page is dedicated to a different kind of tree. There is a poem on each page by Verlie Hutchens and the illustrations are gorgeous. Jing Jing Tsong combined traditional printmaking and digital collage to make these pictures. I don’t think I’ve seen trees as beautiful as these in a picture book before. Seriously, they must be seen to be believed.
The poem I chose to share today is about a tree I’m actually not familiar with. I was blown away by the layout on the page. The picture combined with the poem is absolutely stunning.
And if you’re looking for more poetry fun this month, be sure to check out the Kidlitosphere Event Roundup!