"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 the editorial director of Golden Books and a gifted
children's book author. She has written novelty books for Scholastic and is the author of the middle-grade series, "Dish," for Grossett. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Rick Peterson has created illustrations for a wide range of publishing,
advertising, and corporate clients. He is a graduate of Minneapolis College of Art and Design. He lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Bob Staake has written and/or illustrated more than sixty books, including The Red Lemon, a New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Children's Book of the Year. He has been a cover artist for The New Yorker since 2006, and his November 17, 2008, Barack Obama victory cover was named the Best Magazine Cover of the Year by Time magazine. He lives on Cape Cod, in Massachusetts