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A Grand Old Tree Once there was a grand old tree, whose roots sank deep into the earth and whose arms reached high into the sky Every spring the grand old tree flowered and bore cherries for the squirrels and birds that made their homes in her leafy branches And every year, seeds from the tree scattered in the wind, along with many millions of leaves Mary Newell DePalma creates an emotional tale of life and renewal, of nature s bounty and quiet balance, illustrated with simple images made powerful with vivid colors and moving compositions


10 thoughts on “A Grand Old Tree

  1. Dolly Dolly says:

    This is a wonderful story that tells about the life cycle of a tree The story is told with a simple, short narrative and bright, cartoonish illustrations that will appeal to young children The narrative is easy to read aloud and I think this book would work well for a group storytime, especially one with a tree or Arbor Day theme I saw this book mentioned in a d


  2. Lauren Owens Lauren Owens says:

    When creating plans on teaching the life cycle of a tree, this book should absolutely be included The flow of the book mimics the slowly swaying movements of a tree on a windy day There are many vocabulary words that students will need to know about the lives of trees and important information about the circle of life in regards to nature and unexpected habitats


  3. Allison Allison says:

    I want to use these illustrations to decorate my daughter s room Some of my favorite illustrations ever, and the pictures are what earned the extra star for my review I believe the story was well written, but the sadness of this tale did not quite mesh with the cutesy print and darling pictures I did like it, but it was not quite what I was expecting the experienc


  4. Michiko Michiko says:

    A beautiful little book about the life cycle of a tree, DePalma writes a simple book with rich language This little book lends itself nicely to mini lessons on active voice and verb use in writing, and life cycles and decomposition in science It is accessible to early elementary students, and complex enough to engage older learners in conversation around word choic


  5. Jane G Meyer Jane G Meyer says:

    Sweet I m always a sucker for a story about a tree This would be a great toddler book it follows one tree s life cycle, from mature tree to tumbled over trunk to humus for the next sapling There s very little text, and the pictures are whimsical, but with strong lines, and easy for little eyes and minds to decipher.


  6. Anna Anna says:

    I really liked how short this book and how the tree changes throughout the book with many different animals The illustrations were lovely and the text was short and simple I engaged the preschoolers with before, during, and post reading questions and they seemed to enjoy this book, but they did notice how short it was This book was used for our Trees Unit under the C


  7. Renée Roehl Renée Roehl says:

    A lovely book on the life cycle of a tree I liked it as a grandmother tree and how trees give so much Language is poetic and clear and death is shown as part of a passage of living I enjoyed the simple illustrations as well Good for many ages.


  8. Donna Mork Donna Mork says:

    Bittersweet A tree grows, has leaves, fruits, flowers Then it grows very old and dies It becomes a home to animals on the ground Then it becomes dirt and its grandchildren s roots grow in the soil.


  9. Emily Clare Emily Clare says:

    This is a book that illustrates a story about a tree, how it grows, and its life cycle Would be great for younger elementary students ATOS Book Level 2.6Lexile 530LSix 1 Traits Ideas and Presentation


  10. Karla Winick-Ford Karla Winick-Ford says:

    Scientifically speaking, I can t recommend this highly enough It s wonderful It beautifully illustrated and very well written It presents a concept life cycle in an age appropriate manner that is easily understood by young children LOVED ITBUY THIS


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