A Tree Is Nice by Janice May UdryA Tree Is Nice by Janice May Udry

A Tree Is Nice

byJanice May Udry

Paperback | July 16, 1987

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Winner of the Caldecott Medal

“A radiant and buoyant picture book.” —The Horn Book

A Tree Is Nice is a classic tale about the beauty of the everyday world. "Simont's watercolors perfectly complement the poetic simplicity of the text, allowing the reader room to engage in his or her own imaginative embroiderings about trees" (Children's Books and Their Creators).

Trees are beautiful. They fill up the sky. If you have a tree, you can climb up its trunk, roll in its leaves, or hang a swing from one of its limbs. Cows and babies can nap in the shade of a tree. Birds can make nests in the branches. A tree is good to have around. A tree is nice.

Janice May Udry was born in 1928 in Jacksonville, Illinois and was graduated from Northwestern University in 1950. Her first book, A Tree is Nice, was awarded the Caldecott Medal in 1956 for the illustrations by Marc Simont.
Title:A Tree Is NiceFormat:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 11 × 6.19 × 0.08 inPublished:July 16, 1987Publisher:HarperCollins

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0064431479

ISBN - 13:9780064431477

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5


Rated 5 out of 5 by from I like it! I used this book for my home schooling program and after reading it, we discussed how trees are useful for us!!
Date published: 2018-04-24

From Our Editors

This Caldecott Medal-winning book shows, with poetic simplicity and beauty, why trees are so good to have around as it describes the delights to be had in, with, or under a tree. Full-color illustrations.

Editorial Reviews

“A radiant and buoyant picture book.”