The Strong Little Tree
In the field, near a big old oak tree,
A squirrel dropped an acorn.
During the winter, the sun shone,
The rain fell, and the wind blew.
By spring, the acorn had split,
And pushed up a tiny shoot……………..
Get in the mood for lovely Spring walks in the countryside with this gentle pastoral tale by Helen Peacock and Neil Reed. Follow the progress of the little oak tree from tiny sapling to big oak through our hand-painted ‘feely pictures’. Meet the furry grey squirrel who buries an acorn in Autumn. Explore the seedling as it begins to grow and follow it on its journey as it battles to survive the forces of nature. Enjoy learning about the colourful jay who starts the process all over again…….
This engaging book – with an audio script beautifully read by TV gardening expert, Rachel de Thame, – is ideal for children aged 4 to 7 years. Each page is interleaved with Braille and the watercolour illustrations are delightful. It would be particularly useful teacher resource for the lower primary age range as it deals in a lyrical way with life processes, the seasons and nature.
You might also like to borrow the British Wildlife pack which is full of information to complement this picture book.