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Picture a Tree

illustrated by Barbara Reid

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list price: $21.99
edition:Hardcover
published: Oct 2011
pages: 32
ISBN:9781443107617
publisher: Scholastic Canada Ltd
imprint: North Winds Press
Description

Picture a tree — what do YOU see?

Picture a tree, from every season, and from every angle. These wondrous beings give shade and shelter. They protect, and bring beauty to, any landscape.

Now look again. Look closer.

A tree's colours both soothe and excite. Its shape can ignite the imagination and conjure a pirate ship, a bear cave, a clubhouse, a friend; an ocean, a tunnel, and a home sweet home. Its majestic presence evokes family, growth, changes, endings and new beginnings.

Picture a tree — what do you see? The possibilities are endless.

In this gorgeous new picture book, Barbara Reid brings her vision, her craft, and her signature Plasticine artwork to the subject of trees. Each page is a celebration, and you will never look at trees in quite the same way again.

About the Author

Barbara Reid

BARBARA REID is the bestselling author and illustrator of more than a dozen picture books, and the illustrator of over twenty five. She has won the Ezra Jack Keats Award, the Vicky Metcalf Award for Literature for Young People, The Governor General’s Award for Illustration and the Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Award. In 2013 she became a member of the Order of Canada, and in 2015 she was named Honorary Chair of Family Literacy Day. Her book Picture the Sky won the 2018 CBC Fan Choice Award and was shortlisted for the 2018 TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award. She lives in Toronto, Ontario. Visit her at www.barbarareid.ca.

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Recommended Age and Grade
Age:
3 to 8
Grade:
2
Awards
  • Winner, CBA Libris Awards - Children's Picture Book of the Year
  • Short-listed, Shining Willow Award (Saskatchewan Young Readers' Choice)
  • Short-listed, Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator's Award
  • Short-listed, Governor General's Award for Young People's Literature - Illustration
  • Short-listed, Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Award
  • Short-listed, Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award
  • Commended, Toronto Public Library First & Best booklist
  • Commended, OLA Best Bets
Editorial Review

Praise for Picture a Tree

Winner, CBA Libris Picture Book of the Year, 2012Finalist, Governor General's Award, 2012Finalist, Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award, 2012Shortlist, Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children's Book Award, 2012Shortlist, Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Award for Illustration, 2012Shortlist, Shining Willow Award, 2012CCBC Best Books for Kids and Teens, 2012OLA Best Bests, 2011Toronto Public Library "First & Best" Booklist 2011

*"Virtuoso Plasticine artist Barbara Reid has created another extraordinary book to delight readers of every age." —Quill & Quire, starred review

*"Readers will marvel at the amazing details . . . a special book indeed." —Kirkus, starred review

*"From striking double-page spreads to inviting endpapers, these delightful illustrations reward close attention with clever details." —Booklist, starred review

"Another bravura performance from Reid." —The Globe & Mail

"From the opening flyleaves to the last page, Picture a Tree is a marvel of sharp observation, appreciation and playfulness . . . Excellent." —The Toronto Star