The Forever Tree by Teresa Surratt and Donna Lukas
Illustrated by Nicola Slater
Rec Ages 3-9
Bright, boldly colored art helps to tell the story of a tree much loved by both the local wildlife and their neighboring humans.
When one spring the tree doesn’t come back to life and its existence is threatened, the animals gather the experts and artists from the human community to find a way to preserve it. It is a sweet imaginative story made all the more poignant by the author’s note telling of the true story behind this tree.
Children will delight in its reading and will probably decide that chipmunks would make wonderful friends. This would be the story time book that kids will ask for again and again if only to hear about the clever forest creatures.