Our Tree Named Steve by Alan ZweibelOur Tree Named Steve by Alan Zweibel

Our Tree Named Steve

byAlan ZweibelIllustratorDavid Catrow

Paperback | February 15, 2007

Pricing and Purchase Info


Earn 48 plum® points

Prices and offers may vary in store


In stock online

Ships free on orders over $25

Available in stores


Dear Kids, A long time ago, when you were little, Mom and I took you to where we wanted to build a house. . . . I remember there was one tree, however, that the three of you couldn’t stop staring at. . . .

After the family spares him from the builders, Steve the tree quickly works his way into their lives. He holds their underwear when the dryer breaks down, he’s there when Adam and Lindsay get their first crushes, and he’s the centerpiece at their outdoor family parties. With a surprising lack of anthropomorphizing, this is a uniquely poignant celebration of fatherhood, families, love, and change.

Alan Zweibel lives in Los Angeles, California. David Catrow lives in Springfield, Ohio.
Title:Our Tree Named SteveFormat:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 9.5 × 9.06 × 0.14 inPublished:February 15, 2007Publisher:Penguin Young Readers GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0142407437

ISBN - 13:9780142407431

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5


Rated 4 out of 5 by from A sweet story This is a nice story about a tree that a family saves and how the tree becomes an integral part of their life as their children grow up. Even in the tree's end of life, it is there for the family. A sweet story.
Date published: 2018-05-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from love love love this book I'm sitting here thinking how to best describe why i love this book, and it sounds perhaps bad to say because it made me cry. Well up. Every time. It's a lovely heartwarming story of a family, growing into, through and past stages in each of their lives while showing the tree's growth and change amidst it all. It touches your heart this book, and that is why i love it.
Date published: 2015-10-23

Editorial Reviews

Zweibel and Catrow have created a faultless piece of bibliotherapy for children working through loss. (Kirkus Reviews, starred review)