Thursday, March 29, 2012

Welcome in Spring with a Good Book -- Let's Have a Tree Party! by David Martin (Review)


March 2012
ISBN: 9780763637040 
Ages 2 to 5
32 Pages


What could be better than friends together at a party in a tree? All of the forest critters will be there: the squirrel, raccoons, possums, frogs, birds, mice, and more. Even the slimy slugs are sure to slither in for the food, games, music, and dancing. And don't forget Baby Bear - that little clown will be there for sure! 

John Manders revs up the action with bold illustrations, while David Martin sneaks in some counting and movement prompts in a rollicking, boisterous tale that will have children eager to jump up and join the party. 

Doo-boppa, doo-boppa, doo-boppa-do! Join the romp as a bevy of forest creatures, both diurnal and nocturnal, inspire a very active celebration.
My Thoughts:

What a cute rhyming book this is?  After receiving it the other day, Savannah can't get enough of the story and beautiful illustrations of all the animals, who have come to Grandpa's Crows party in the tree.  There is basic counting in this book, as well animal identification that will introduce young children to those who live in the great outdoors.  With the nice weather around the corner, this is a great book to read while on vacation, camping or just to get your little one moving.  They will love to join in as you read about how much fun all the animals have while partying in the tree. Makes you wonder if the noises you hear at night are these same animals enjoying themselves. Hmm??

About the Author:

David Martin has written many books for children, including All for Pie, Pie for All and Little Bunny and the Magic Christmas Tree, both illustrated by Valeri Gorbachev, and We've All Got Bellybuttons!, illustrated by Randy Cecil. David Martin lives in Vermont's Northeast Kingdom.

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

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