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Gumdrop Tree

Gumdrop Tree

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by Elizabeth Spurr, Julia Gorton (Illustrator)

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
K-Gr 1With its bright, angular, airbrushed acrylic illustrations, this bouncy first-person narrative will make a great story-time read-aloud. A little girl plays with a bag of gumdrops given to her by her father. She can't bear the thought of eating them, because if she does, they'll be all gone. Then she has an ideashe will plant the candies and grow a gumdrop tree. She then waters and cultivates them patiently. Finally one seedling sprouts. After a while, she gives upthe tree is doing well, but it bears no sweets. She still checks on it now and then and, one wonderful day, it is literally covered with sugary drops. Of course, she eats them. In the final illustration, readers see that a couple of gumdrops remain painstakingly tied to the branches with white thread (presumably by two loving parents). The book is attractively designed; the large, bold print will appeal to beginning readers. A fun fantasy to satisfy every sweet tooth.Jan Shepherd Ross, Dixie Elementary Magnet School, Lexington, KY

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Hyperion Books for Children
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Edition description:
1st ed
Product dimensions:
8.35(w) x 10.22(h) x 0.48(d)
Age Range:
3 - 6 Years

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Gumdrop Tree 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this book is awesome. My children never get enough of it. I have been reading it to them for 4 years. It reads in such a beautiful way. I have a lot of fun reading it to them. This book should be a classic.