ABOUT THIS BOOK
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!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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.