NPM 2020 Day 24: Trees

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.

1-Trees COVERThis 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.

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And if you’re looking for more poetry fun this month, be sure to check out the Kidlitosphere Event Roundup!

About jenabenton

I'm an elementary school teacher, writer, illustrator and storyteller.

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