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Publisher Comments:

Lori Nichols enchanting debut features an irresistible, free-spirited, nature-loving little girl who greets the changing seasons and a new sibling with arms wide open.

When Maple is tiny, her parents plant a maple tree in her honor. She and her tree grow up together, and even though a tree doesnt always make an ideal playmate, it doesnt mind when Maple is in the mood to be loud—which is often. Then Maple becomes a big sister, and finds that babies have their loud days, too. Fortunately, Maple and her beloved tree know just what the baby needs.

Review:

"Debut talent Nichols explores the relationship between a girl and the tree she's named after, planted by her parents in her honor. It's less a story than a string of affectionate reminiscences: 'And even though Flavia, Millie Jane, Lena, Lily, and Constance were all good names... Maple was the perfect fit.' Maple sings and dances for her tree and offers her coat to it when it loses its leaves. In return, the tree offers shade, 'and its leaves would dance just for her.' A new sapling appears along with a new baby sister, Willow, whom Maple is old enough to welcome without jealousy. Nichols draws Maple as a sort of everygirl, with pin-dot eyes, a pert nose, and a curved line for a smile; her tree and its surroundings are similarly generalized. The narrator's voice, by contrast, has its own distinctive, understated humor: 'Then something really surprising happened,' one page reads, as Maple notices her mother's bulging middle for the first time. An exploration of different kinds of love and different kinds of acceptance. Ages 3 — 5. Agent: Joanna Volpe, New Leaf Literary & Media." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

About the Author

Lori Nichols (www.lorinichols.com) spent her childhood in northwestern Pennsylvania surrounded by maple trees. As she grew, so did her love of trees and nature. She now lives in Birmingham, Alabama, with her husband and three free-spirited daughters. Many days you can find Lori and her family under their maple tree, eating lunch, playing kickball or just being loud. Maple is her first picture book.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780399160851
Author:
Nichols, Lori
Publisher:
Nancy Paulsen Books
Subject:
Nature & the Natural World
Subject:
Children s-General
Edition Description:
Picture book
Publication Date:
20140231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from P up to K
Language:
English
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
9 x 9 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 3 up to 5

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Product details 32 pages Nancy Paulsen Books - English 9780399160851 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Debut talent Nichols explores the relationship between a girl and the tree she's named after, planted by her parents in her honor. It's less a story than a string of affectionate reminiscences: 'And even though Flavia, Millie Jane, Lena, Lily, and Constance were all good names... Maple was the perfect fit.' Maple sings and dances for her tree and offers her coat to it when it loses its leaves. In return, the tree offers shade, 'and its leaves would dance just for her.' A new sapling appears along with a new baby sister, Willow, whom Maple is old enough to welcome without jealousy. Nichols draws Maple as a sort of everygirl, with pin-dot eyes, a pert nose, and a curved line for a smile; her tree and its surroundings are similarly generalized. The narrator's voice, by contrast, has its own distinctive, understated humor: 'Then something really surprising happened,' one page reads, as Maple notices her mother's bulging middle for the first time. An exploration of different kinds of love and different kinds of acceptance. Ages 3 — 5. Agent: Joanna Volpe, New Leaf Literary & Media." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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