We planted a tree and it grew up,
While it reached for the sky and the sun. . . .
In this simple poem illustrated by award winner Bob Staake, two young families in two very different parts of the world plant a tree. As the trees flourish, so do the families . . . while trees all over the world help clean the air, enrich the soil, and give fruit and shade.
With a nod to Kenya’s successful Green Belt Movement, Diane Muldrow’s elegant text celebrates the life and hope that every tree—from Paris to Brooklyn to Tokyo—brings to our planet. Perfect for young readers!
DIANE MULDROW is an editorial director at Golden Books and the New York Times bestselling author of the Everything I Need to Know I Learned From a Little Golden Book series. She has written dozens of children’ s books, including How Do Giraffes Take Naps?, How Do Lions Say I Love You?, How Do Penguins Play?, and the Dish series for middle graders. She lives in Brooklyn. Learn more at dianemuldrow.com.
BOB STAAKE'S book The Red Lemon was a New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Book of the Year. A prolific author and illustrator of children's books, Staake is also very well-known for his many New Yorker covers. He lives on Cape Cod. Learn more at BobStaake.com and on Twitter @bobstaake.