It's MY Tree

It's MY Tree

A squirrel decides to keep everyone in the forest away from a favorite tree (It's MY tree?), but hasn't thought the plan all the way through!

The squirrel loves a particular tree (It's MY tree?) and is happiest eating pine cones in its shade (MY pine cones in the shade of MY tree?). But then the squirrel starts to worry. What if someone else decides it's THEIR tree? What if that someone wants to eat THEIR pine cones in the shade of THEIR tree? Should the squirrel build a gate in front of the tree to keep the others out? Or maybe a wall? Yes, a wall. The squirrel will build a long and high wall that no one can get over or around. Only, now that there's a wall, how can the squirrel know what's on the other side of it? Maybe a better tree is out there, full of pine cones. Maybe even a whole forest of better trees ...

World-renowned author-illustrator Olivier Tallec has created a simple, funny, relevant fable for the modern age. The humor and exaggeration ensure that even the youngest children will recognize the greed, xenophobia and fear of missing out afflicting the poor squirrel. With tones of bright orange and yellow, the captivating illustrations bring the enormous-tailed squirrel's rapid-fire range of emotions to vivid and hilarious life. This highly entertaining read-aloud would also make a perfect conversation starter for lessons on the importance of appreciating what one has.

Title:It's MY Tree
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781525305474
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    It's MY Tree Reviews

  • Blaine DeSantis

    Thanks to Kids Can Press and NetGalley for this free ARC in return for my honest review.This book is a lot of fun. I think it was released in France first, but no matter what you can tell the European...

  • Cheri

    3.5 StarsThis story begins with an image of a squirrel sweetly hugging a tree, saying:I love trees.I love this tree.It’s MY tree.The squirrel talks about how much they love eating THEIR pinecones in...

  • Kathleen

    IT'S MY TREE by Olivier Tallec IS NOW AVAILABLE Thanks to Olivier Tallec for writing and illustrating the children's book It's MY Tree. Thanks to Kids Can Press and NetGalley for a temporary digital A...

  • Lyndie

    Just a little story about greed....and pinecones...A simple little book about a squirrel who didnt want to share so he closes himself off from the rest of the forest. But eventually he realizes there ...

  • Sandra

    "a story about greed and pinecones." Ok. I have mixed feelings about this book. The illustrations are 5 stars. 10 stars. I loved them. Every single illustration in the book is amazing.Now, the story. ...

  • Briar's Reviews

    It's MY Tree by Olivier Tallec has one of the cutest and most amusing covers I've seen in a while, and we haven't even gotten into the story yet!This little squirrel has a tree and it's HIS tree, don'...

  • Reading_ Tam_ Ishly

    Okay, here's what I think.First the good points:Amazing art.Reminds me of a few food amazing cartoons like The Roadrunner Show but mostly The Ice Age series. Honestly, I do feel it is an imitation of ...

  • Etienne

    That was a good one. I like the art, the humor of it and it as a good morale about possessing thing and how it can become overwhelming and that sharing and enjoying might be better. I really like it!...

  • La Coccinelle

    I'd recommend taking a look at this one just for the illustrations. That squirrel is hilarious. As for the story... it lost me.This squirrel has a tree and pinecones... and a bunch of worries. What if...

  • Natalie

    I received an advance reader copy of this book to read in exchange for an honest review via netgalley and the publishers.This is a picture book for children about a squirrel who wants to keep a tree a...