by Britta Teckentrup
Watch the tree change with the seasons as each page is turned in this beautiful and educational picture book for curious young minds.
New York Public Library's 100 Best Books for Kids 2016
Through a hole in the book's cover, an owl invites you inside to meet a majestic tree and all its forest inhabitants during the changing seasons. With clever peekaboo holes throughout, each page reveals a new set of animals playing and living in the tree--baby bears frolicking in the spring, bees buzzing around apples in the summer, squirrels storing nuts in the fall, and finally the lone owl keeping warm during the winter chill--until another year begins. . . .
Children will love seeing a new set of animals appear and then disappear as each page is turned, and along the way they'll learn about the seasons and how a forest and its inhabitants change throughout the year.
And look for its companion books, Bee, Moon, Ocean, and The Twelve Days of Christmas, in the same Peek-Through Picture Book series!
Target age: 3-7
"The accompanying spare but whimsical couplets lull readers through the seasons from one winter to the next, then on to spring again... Adult readers will relish guiding their little ones into lessons about the seasons, colors, wildlife, and more. This unassuming story is an intergenerational delight." -Kirkus Reviews
"A playful yet focused look at constancy and change within a specific natural setting." -Publishers Weekly
"Ideal for sharing up close, where little ones can get a good look at the pictures, this gentle, easy-to-memorize story of the seasons is a great fit for bedtime." -Booklist
About the Author:
Britta Teckentrup has written and illustrated over seventy children's books, which have been published in over twenty countries. Her books include Tree, Bee, Moon, Ocean, and The Twelve Days of Christmas in the Peek-Through Picture Book series, as well as Under the Same Sky, which was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Award. Born in Hamburg, Germany, and educated in London at St. Martin's College and the Royal College of Art, she currently lives with her family in Berlin.