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Picture a Tree

Categories: Picture Book, Seasonal
ISBN: 9781443107617 Pages: 32 Ages: 3-8 Dimensions: 10.250" x 10.250"
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About this book

Picture a tree — what do YOU see?

Picture a tree, from every season, and from every angle. These wondrous beings give shade and shelter. They protect, and bring beauty to, any landscape.

Now look again. Look closer.

A tree's colours both soothe and excite. Its shape can ignite the imagination and conjure a pirate ship, a bear cave, a clubhouse, a friend; an ocean, a tunnel, and a home sweet home. Its majestic presence evokes family, growth, changes, endings and new beginnings.

Picture a tree — what do you see? The possibilities are endless.

In this gorgeous new picture book, Barbara Reid brings her vision, her craft, and her signature Plasticine artwork to the subject of trees. Each page is a celebration, and you will never look at trees in quite the same way again.


Praise for Picture a Tree

Winner, CBA Libris Picture Book of the Year, 2012

Finalist, Governor General's Award, 2012

Finalist, Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award, 2012

Shortlist, Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children's Book Award, 2012

Shortlist, Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Award for Illustration, 2012

Shortlist, Shining Willow Award, 2012

CCBC Best Books for Kids and Teens, 2012

OLA Best Bests, 2011

Toronto Public Library "First & Best" Booklist 2011

*"Virtuoso Plasticine artist Barbara Reid has created another extraordinary book to delight readers of every age." —Quill & Quire, starred review

*"Readers will marvel at the amazing details . . . a special book indeed." —Kirkus, starred review

*"From striking double-page spreads to inviting endpapers, these delightful illustrations reward close attention with clever details." —Booklist, starred review

"Another bravura performance from Reid." —The Globe & Mail

"From the opening flyleaves to the last page, Picture a Tree is a marvel of sharp observation, appreciation and playfulness . . . Excellent." —The Toronto Star


Award Winner, Libris Awards - Children's Picture Book of the Year 2012
Award Winner, CBA Libris Awards - Children's Picture Book of the Year 2012
Shortlisted, Governor General's Award for Children's Literature - Illustration 2012
Shortlisted, Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator's Award 2012
Shortlisted, Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Award 2012
Shortlisted, Shining Willow Award (Saskatchewan Young Readers' Choice) 2012
Shortlisted, Governor General's Award for Young People's Literature - Illustration 2012
Shortlisted, Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award 2012
Commended, Toronto Public Library First & Best Booklist 2011
Commended, OLA Best Bets 2011
Commended, Toronto Public Library First & Best booklist 2011

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