Title: Maple Author and Illustrator: Lori Nichols Published: February 20th 2014 by Nancy Paulsen Books Format: Hardcover; Pgs 32 Genre: Children's Ages: 3 - 5 years; Grade Level: Preschool - Kindergarten
This is a sweet story of a little girl that in honor of her impending birth, her parents planted a maple tree in their backyard. Because it just seemed right, the little girl was named Maple and the two began to grow up together.
This little tree became her friend, they entertained each other and sometimes, the tree would dance just for her.
As time passed, a new little tree appeared; just about the same time, that Maple’s mother announced that Maple would become a big sister. Little Maple tried to be the best big sister that she could, she shared her toys and entertained her little sister. Sometimes, it is hard to give everything to a baby that they think they need. On those days, it is best to just sit under a tree and look up to see what the tree has in store for you.
Gorgeous illustrations enhance this simple story of happiness and positivity that are so necessary to young children. This book is a shelf keeper that will one day have your young ones asking for their own adventures under their very own tree.
A follow up to this book, Maple and Willow Together, will be published in November 2014