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ISBN13: 9780060261559
ISBN10: 0060261552
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"Trees are very nice," says Janice May Udry in her first book for children. She goes on to explain that even one tree is nice, if it is the only one you happen to have.

Some of the reasons why trees are so good to have around are funny. Some are indisputable facts. But in all of them there is a sense of poetic simplicity and beauty which will be sure to entrance any young child. Whether he knows one tree or many, he will relish the descriptions of the delights to be had in, with, or under a tree.

Marc Simont's joyous pictures, half of them in full color, accentuate the child-like charm of the words. And each painting of a tree or trees shows just how very nice they can be.

About the Author

Janice May Udry is the author of several books for children, including the 1957 Caldecott Medal-winning A Tree is Nice, illustrated by Marc Simont, as well as The Moon Jumpers and Let's Be Enemies, both illustrated by Maurice Sendak. Ms Udry lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

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Lisa Combs, September 26, 2010 (view all comments by Lisa Combs)
Janice Udry tells a good story and it is so much more than that. I received this book from a student at the end of the year. He had done well through the school year but had been challenged in a couple of areas, math and self confidence. He worked hard, and achieved. He was proud. Fourth grade is a vital time for nurturing self confidence and the budding of student's individuality. The inscription he wrote,"Thank you for making me a tree and you will always be in my heart," tells how Udry can speak to kids. I think he related with the tree because this school year, he came to know he came to feel empowered. He read his writings to a class which he had never done before and he made great gains in math. He had a surge in his self-confidence. He searched a good long while to settle on this book for my end of year gift. A Tree is Nice says it all for the school year he had with me, and how self confidence can empower a young child. This is a great story and tool for teachers and parents to help kids see their self value in all aspects of life. Thank you to a boy named Stone for such a wonderful inscription and sentiment. This book sits on my desk always and inspires me daily, a gift from Janice Udry and my student, Stone.
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Simont, Marc
Simont, Marc
by Janice May Udry and Marc Simont
Udry, Janice May
HarperCollins Publishers
New York
Nature & the Natural World
Children's 4-8 - Nature
Juvenile literature
Picture books
Bedtime & Dreams
Nature - Trees & Forests
Nature & the Natural World - General
Science & Nature - Trees & Forests
Children s-Plants and Trees
Forests & Trees
Edition Description:
Series Volume:
v. 2
Publication Date:
Grade Level:
from K up to 3
11.24x6.70x.34 in. .54 lbs.
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:

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