Picture a Tree by Barbara Reid

Picture a Tree

byBarbara ReidIllustratorBarbara Reid

Picture Books | October 1, 2011

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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 is a critically-acclaimed Canadian author and illustrator, well known to children, parents, and teachers alike for her vibrant Plasticine illustrations. Barb has received every major Canadian children's book award, including the Governor General's Award. Perfect Snow was one of Quill & Quire's "15 Books that Mattered" for ...
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Details & Specs

Title:Picture a TreeFormat:Picture BooksDimensions:32 pages, 10.28 × 10.29 × 0.34 inPublished:October 1, 2011Publisher:Scholastic Canada LtdLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1443107611

ISBN - 13:9781443107617

Appropriate for ages: 3

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From the Author

"I have always loved trees, and spent much of my childhood climbing them, drawing them, playing under and around them. Trees have personalities and moods, and nothing tells the story of the changing seasons like a tree. Over the course of morning dog walks in the Don Valley I started to think about a series of images of trees that would represent each passing month. Choosing images to express the playfulness of branches and clouds, the character of an old tree, or the explosion of spring was like putting together a puzzle, or drawing a poem." -Barbara Reid

Editorial Reviews

Praise for Picture a TreeWinner, 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