OUR APPLE TREE by Gorel Kristina Naslund

OUR APPLE TREE

by , illustrated by , translated by
Age Range: 3 - 7

KIRKUS REVIEW

This import from Sweden provides a quirky look at the life cycle of the apple, told through the eyes of two tiny, elf-like children. Digman’s paintings have an appeal all their own, with her solemn, tiny subjects and flattened perspective suggesting a folk-art style. The boy and girl apparently live right there in the apple tree, along with some birds, and they present the year’s cycle of the apple tree from one winter to the next. In simple, direct language, the children describe the apple tree’s blossoms, the role of bees in pollination, the growth of the fruit, seeds and apple products. The text is simple enough for preschoolers, but the art and the tone of the text are sophisticated enough for the early elementary grades, where apple stories are a perennial favorite in the fall. (recipe) (Picture book. 3-7)

Pub Date: Aug. 1st, 2005
ISBN: 1-59643-052-4
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Roaring Brook
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: July 15th, 2005




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