Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Welcome in Spring with a Good Book -- Little Acorn Grows up by Edward Gibbs (Review)

Little Acorn Grows Up

  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Price: $6.99 US/$6.99 CAN
  • Pages: 20
  • ISBN-13: 9780316247245
  • On Sale Date: 04/02/2013 
  • Buy now at Amazon for only $8.09.


"In this companion book to Little Bee, Little Acorn proves that great things come in small packages as it grows from a tiny nut to a big tree that shelters its forest friends. Poignant and thoughtful, this board book comes with soft cloth leaves attached to the front cover. "

My Thoughts:

It was a nice treat to receive this book yesterday in the mail, as it reminded me that spring and the planting season is right around the corner.  We have been enjoying the almost 60 degree temps these past few days, and have marveled at the flowers sprouting and blooming.  I can't believe the daffodils in our front yard are already blooming.  Oh, what a site to see after what seems like a long, cold winter.  But, you know New England weather, it can change in a second -- like yesterday, it rained and thundered for 10 minutes after being nice all day, only to wrap up the day with clear skies.
This new release, which is available as out today, is a wonderful board book to read with little ones about how things grow in nature and the animals that rely on such things as a tree for shelter.  Both my girls enjoyed this book, and the colorful illustrations of the animals.  Their favorite part was the end when the acorn turned into a beautiful tree, and the animals the acorn had run into finally had a place to build a nest, burrow inside, etc.

I can see this book also being a great addition to your Earth Day activities, if you plan to plant a new tree in the yard with your children.   It is a great way to show them that this new tree will not only provide shelter to them in the sun, but also provide a shelter/home for animals.  This is a quick read, and easy to understand for even little ones to enjoy.

About the Author:

Edward Gibbs studied illustration and graphic design in New Zealand before moving to London, where he has worked as a graphic designer for over twenty-five years. His love of nature and the animal kingdom inspired him to write and illustrate I Spy With My Little Eye, Little Bee, and Little Acorn Grows Up

Disclosure:  I was sent a copy of this book by the publisher in order to write up an honest review.  The views above are mine and mine alone.

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