Written by Neal Layton
Illustrated by Neal Layton
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A tree stands on a hillside in the sun. It’s tall and strong, but ominously next to it a sign reads ‘land sold’. A close-up shows a nest up in the branches, the next page reveals a drey with squirrel family. A cut away section underground shows a cosy rabbit burrow. Next a truck arrives with two smiling people. Is it imagination or does the tree look like suddenly nervous? A plan shows a fine house on the plot, but no sign of the tree. The people set to with a saw and the animals burst out. Suddenly, with the nest at her feet, we notice that the woman is pregnant. Back to the drawing board they go and after more hammering, there’s a better burrow, a mended nest and a happy house. It’s an important parable delightfully told, a clear, moving demonstration of the importance of sharing the world. ~ Andrea Reece
The Tree by Neal Layton
The tree. Home to a family of birds in their nest, squirrels in their drey and rabbits in their burrow. But what happens to the animals when a man and woman decide to cut it down and use it for their dream house? Can the tree be home to both the animals and the humans?
A simple yet fun and distinctive picture book, with a strong environmental message about the importance of respecting animal habitats, by the award-winning Neal Layton.
About the Author
Interest Age: From 3
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Walker Books Ltd
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