TREE OF THANKS
Mrs. Withrow asked her kindergartners to tell her things for which they were thankful. She wrote these words on the leaves. The trees and the leaves were made from Fun Foam. Crunched up brown bulletin board paper and Spanish moss completed the board.
The Giving Tree
By Shel Silverstein / Harpercollins Publishing
(PUBHarperCollins)In this perennial favorite, Silverstein has drawn a modern parable against self-centeredness. The tree provides a boy with branches to swing from, apples to eat, lumber for his house, until it has nothing left to give. For ages 6 to 12. 52 pages, hardcover.
The Tale of Three Trees
By Angela Elwell Hunt / David C. Cook
Featuring the wonderful illustrations of Tim Jonke, this best-selling children's book tells the Easter story from a new and unusual point of view. Three trees on a mountain dream of what they wanted to become when they grew up. One wants to be a treasure chest, another an ocean-going boat, and the third a signpost to God. Their wishes come true in a way they never expected. Children will be deeply touched as they understand, perhaps for the first time, the significance of Christ's life and his atoning sacrifice on the cross. Recommended for ages 4 and up.
A Tree is Nice
By Janice May Udry / HarperCollins
Trees are beautiful. They fill up the sky. If you have a tree, you can climb up its trunk, roll in its leaves, or hang a swing from one of its limbs. Cows and babies can nap in the shade of a tree. Birds can make nests in the branches. A tree is good to have around. A tree is nice. Recommended for ages 4 to 8. The 1957 Caldecott Medal winner.