Albert's Tree by Jenni Desmond

Albert's Tree

Written by Jenni Desmond
Illustrated by Jenni Desmond

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Funny and very entertaining this story of a surprise friendship is set in a forest, beautifully realised by Jenni Desmond. There are gorgeous scenes of trees, earth and early spring skies in rich greens, browns and blue-greens. Through the forest ambles Albert the bear, newly awake from his long sleep and delighted to be reunited with his favourite tree. But something is wrong – Albert’s tree is crying. Why? And how can he stop it? Rabbit and Caribou have suggestions but nothing works until Albert has a quiet chat with the tree, and receives a shock! Albert is an irresistible character, the story is delightful, and the artwork is something very special indeed. ~ Andrea Reece


Albert's Tree by Jenni Desmond

Waa! Waa! Waa! Albert's favourite tree won't stop crying. What can be the matter? How can the bear cheer up his old friend?

A funny and charming picture book about making friends in the most unexpected places from the award-winning Jenni Desmond.


A funny and charming picture book about making friends in the most unexpected places. The Bookseller This delightful picture book about caring for those you love demonstrates that friendship can be found in the most unusual places. The gorgeous, atmospheric illustrations transport the reader to the heart of the forest, and the endpapers give an illustrative extension to this heat-warming tale. Inis Magazine This is a funny, wonderfully warm tale with a huggable main character, gorgeous, richly coloured mixed media illustrations; and a text that cries out for audience participation of the WAA WAAAA kind and with some delicious dialogue, is a delight to read aloud. It's perfect for sharing either one to one or with a large group. Red Reading Hub A charming story about finding friends in unusual places accompanied with adorable and sensitive illustrations. Funny, warm and insightful, its perfect for reading out loud. South Wales Evening Post

About the Author

Jenni Desmond

Jenni Desmond is an illustrator, artist and picture book author, working from a studio in a rattling railway arch in south London. She graduated with distinction from the Masters in Children's Book Illustration at Cambridge School of Art (APU). Her first picture book won the Cambridgeshire 'Read it Again' Picture Book award 2013.

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32 pages
Interest Age: From 3


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Publication date

7th April 2016




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