A Tree Is Nice

A Tree Is Nice

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by Janice May Udry, Marc Simont
     
 

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"Trees are very nice," says Janice May Udry in her first book for children. She goes on to explain that even one tree is nice, if it is the only one you happen to have.

Some of the reasons why trees are so good to have around are funny. Some are indisputable facts. But in all of them there is a sense of poetic simplicity and beauty which will be sure to

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Overview

"Trees are very nice," says Janice May Udry in her first book for children. She goes on to explain that even one tree is nice, if it is the only one you happen to have.

Some of the reasons why trees are so good to have around are funny. Some are indisputable facts. But in all of them there is a sense of poetic simplicity and beauty which will be sure to entrance any young child. Whether he knows one tree or many, he will relish the descriptions of the delights to be had in, with, or under a tree.

Marc Simont's joyous pictures, half of them in full color, accentuate the child-like charm of the words. And each painting of a tree or trees shows just how very nice they can be.

Editorial Reviews

Horn Book
A radiant and buoyant picture book.
New York Times
This is one of those books which prick a child into a realization of the beauty of the everyday world.
The New York Times
This is one of those books which prick a child into a realization of the beauty of the everyday world.
Children's Literature - Mary Sue Preissner
This book tells the young reader why a tree is a good thing to have around because among many things trees provide food, shade, places for a tree houses, and places to hide from dogs. The illustrations occupy most of the pages, which alternate between full color and black and white. While the book is enjoyable and informative, the use of the four-letter word "nice"-is one that is overused in this text. Caldecott Award.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780064431477
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
06/28/1987
Series:
Trophy Picture Bks.
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
169,283
Product dimensions:
6.18(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.08(d)
Lexile:
420L (what's this?)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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