By Loretta Saladino
Something just feels right about a tree. To our family a sapling represents hope and gifts for future generation. A young fruit tree becomes an instant giving friend to my two kids. A massive live coast oak holds a mystery of wisdom and endurance. So it doesn’t surprise me that birds and bees and maybe even a curious bear can find food, shelter and a little mischief in a tree too.
I had the pleasure of reviewing The Tree That Bear Climbed by Marianne Berkes and Illustrated by Kathleen Rieetz. I could tell in an instant that this was going to be a book for my kids to learn from and enjoy. Told in the same repetition style as the classic, The House That Jack Built, The Tree That Bear Climbed delightedly entertained my son and daughter with it’s rhythmic prose.
It is the perfect book to introduce the parts of tree, learn about where a tree gets nourishment, how the tree attracts bees, and how the bee’s hive attracts a curious bear!
Published by Sylvan Dell, illustrations are accurately rendered, cheerful and very detailed! (As an artist, I’d like a art lesson on the bees please!) Both of my kids pointed to the bees and the bear and asked about pollen. Before you know it, all the little “tree huggers” in your life will be captivated, like a bear to the scent of honey!
Loretta Saladino is a mommy of two active and adorable children, an interior designer, and owner of Rise and Shine Art.
Image courtesy of Sylvan Dell Publishing.
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