|Tree in me|
Author: Luyken, Corinna
Explores the way we as humans are strong, creative, and connected to others and the natural world.
Kirkus Reviews (01/15/21)
Full Text Reviews:
Booklist - 04/01/2021 The symbol of a tree is the foundation for this imaginative and poetic book that explores our relationship to nature. A Black child considers how the “tree” in her provides fruits for the pies she loves, a peaceful resting spot in the shade, a climbing nook to view birds, squirrels, and bees, and a chance to experience wind, rain, and sky. Her tree’s strength will sustain a tire swing, while its deep roots help support its trunk and branches. This perceptive child can see a similar connectedness in herself, her mother, and others. Soft illustrations in gouache, pencil, and ink produce an impressionistic rendering of the aspects and beauty of nature’s creation. Majestic trees, brilliant neon-pink flowers, roseate skies, and happy children reaching upward toward the sun add to the joy that springs out of each page. The large trim size works well for reading aloud and will inspire children to share their own ideas of how related they feel to nature and each other. - Copyright 2021 Booklist.