Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Skinny Litle Tree by Jayme Martin

 One little boy learns big lessons through the natural cycle of the seasons. Skinny Little Tree follows the life of a tree through wintry loss and the promise of spring.
 A little boy learns the lessons of life's ups and downs through nature in the new children's book, Skinny Little Tree.
A young boy wonders why the Skinny Little Tree smiles, weeps, worries, dances and sings. Skinny Little Tree answers the boy's curiosity in her own way, bravely weathering the swings of the seasons. Through her honest transparent expressions, an unnamed boy will learn the value of living through all that life brings.
Author Jayme Martin wrote of Skinny as she watched a dogwood grow outside her bedroom window. Through the years, Skinny came to life and “told” her story to Martin – of the bluebirds that sang, and how wiggly worms tickled her toes, of the wintry times of loss and the good surprises that bloomed with spring … all the things that make life, life.
Stunningly illustrated by Clark Andrews Jr. Skinny Little Tree shares valuable lessons with young readers about the good and bad that life brings and why all those cycles serve a valuable purpose.

Since Spring is upon us I thought this book would be a good one to spotlight.  Skinny Little Tree will take you through the seasons and the change of the tree.  Sprinkled throughout the book are pages where your youngster can draw a picture of what they think the skinny tree looks like.  Nice way to get readers thinking and interacting during the story. I will be adding this to my classroom library. 
 Get more information about this book here.

Jayme is a Texas girl, who married within two years after high school and had her first of five sons. One hundred eighty seasons later made her the woman she is today...honest, creative, compassionate, and by most accounts “weird”. She lives in Cartersville, Georgia where she does stuff. Oh yes...she wants world peace too. About the Illustrator: Clark Andrews Jr. grew up in Alabama, and although conflicted by a severe speech impediment, he was determined to communicate love, hope, and faith through art. He now lives in Birmingham where he works as a freelance graphic designer and illustrator. This is his second book to illustrate.

A copy of this books was provided by Bostick Communications in exchange for my honest review.

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