An around-the-seasons board book to enjoy every month of the year!
Now available in a board book edition, here is Leo Lionni’s joyous celebration of the rhythms of nature. A tree changes month by month, watched over by twin mice who admire her on their frequent visits. “Oh, Woody, you are beautiful!” they exclaim in May, when her leaves are full and blossoming. And at Christmas, after a full year of friendship, the mice and tree rejoice together, looking forward to the next busy year.
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Leo Lionni was deemed “the master of the simple fable” by the Chicago Tribune. His books for young readers include Frederick, Swimmy, and Fish Is Fish. He died in 1999 at the age of 89.From School Library Journal:
PreSchool-- Once again, Lionni's mice discover some of nature's secrets. This time, a friendly tree teaches two young creatures about her annual cycle of growth, decline, and dormancy. On a snowy January first, Willie and Winnie mistake the bare branches for a snowmouse's broom. They visit their friend monthly, seeing buds, then flowers, leaves, and finally fruit. In October, they mourn her loss of leaves. `` `Don't worry,' '' explains Woody. `` `Next year I'll have new ones. You'll see!' '' Only November's activities seem forced; the mice worry about a Christmas gift for the tree. In December, they decorate her boughs with festive colored balls and bring gifts of fertilizer and flower seeds. Illustrations are typical Lionni, with simplified collage figures of torn and cut papers, some plain and some patterned, placed against a background that changes color with the season. Although the tree remains rooted, the mice scurry about, climbing it to pick fruit, aiming a hose when it catches fire, and jumping to catch falling leaves. The lack of irrelevant background details makes the tree's changes clear and impressive. An enjoyable book that will help children become aware of the natural world around them. --Nancy Seiner, The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
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Book Description Knopf Books for Young Readers. BOARD BOOK. Book Condition: New. 0375827374 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.1053091
Book Description Knopf Books for Young Readers, 2004. Board book. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110375827374