The Definitive Guide to

Little Tree

Written and illustrated by Loren Long
Published by Philomel
1234567
5.25
- Bookroo Rating
Goodreads Rating - 4.0 / 5.0
$17.99
List Price
5-8
Target Age
40
Pages
Picture
Book Type

What's Little Tree About

Publisher Summary

For graduates, for their parents, for anyone facing change, here is a gorgeously illustrated and stunningly heartfelt ode to the challenges of growing up and letting go. A story of the seasons and stepping stones as poignant for parents as for their kids, from the creator of Otis the tractor and illustrator of Love by Matt de la Pena.

“Long’s gentle but powerful story about a young tree who holds tight to his leaves, even as everyone else lets theirs drop, takes on nothing less than the pain and sorrow of growing up. . . . As in Long’s unaccountably profound books about Otis the tractor, a pure white background somehow adds to the depth.”—The New York Times Book Review

In the middle of a little forest, there lives a Little Tree who loves his life and the splendid leaves that keep him cool in the heat of long summer days. Life is perfect just the way it is.

Autumn arrives, and with it the cool winds that ruffle Little Tree’s leaves. One by one the other trees drop their leaves, facing the cold of winter head on. But not Little Tree—he hugs his leaves as tightly as he can. Year after year Little Tree remains unchanged, despite words of encouragement from a squirrel, a fawn, and a fox, his leaves having long since turned brown and withered. As Little Tree sits in the shadow of the other trees, now grown sturdy and tall as though to touch the sun, he remembers when they were all the same size. And he knows he has an important decision to make.

What Kind of Book is Little Tree

Trusted Reviews & Ratings

B is for Bookworm
Human Development Degree, Book-loving aunt
1234567
5.25

Book Lists That Include Little Tree

Book Lists › change
Children's Books About Change
Book Lists › growing up
Children's Books About Growing Up
Kids Book Club
Monthly. Curated. Delivered.
Get Started
As low as $16.95 / mo

Who Wrote Little Tree

author & illustrator
Loren Long View Author

What Has Loren Long Said About Little Tree

Nothing yet! 🤷 You should let Loren Long know that we want more details from them about Little Tree!

More Books From These Creatives

Otis book
5.1
belonging · rescue · farms · vehicles
Otis
Otis and the Kittens book
5.0
cats · rescue · vehicles · farms
Otis and the Kittens
Otis and the Puppy book
5.0
tractors · farms · facing fears · vehicles · playing hide-and-seek
Otis and the Puppy
Toy Boat book
5.0
growing up · friendship · boats
Toy Boat
Otis and the Tornado book
4.8
weather · farms · courage · vehicles
Otis and the Tornado
Nightsong book
4.8
bravery · bats
Nightsong
Love book
4.8
picture book
Love
Otis Gives Thanks book
4.6
gratitude · Thanksgiving · vehicles · farms · love
Otis Gives Thanks
journeys · music · Christmas · holidays
Drummer Boy
bedtime · vehicles · farms
Otis's Busy Day

Books You Might Enjoy If You Liked Little Tree

Nobody Hugs A Cactus book
6.0
change · hugs · loneliness
Nobody Hugs A Cactus
The Cow Who Climbed a Tree book
5.9
siblings · trying new things · being yourself · trees · being different
The Cow Who Climbed a Tree
The Wonderful Things You Will Be book
5.9
following your dreams · Unique Books for Baby Shower Gifts · bravery · innovation · growing up
The Wonderful Things You Will Be
Little Home Bird book
5.8
facing fears · moving · fall · change · home
Little Home Bird
Grandma book
5.8
grandparents · grandma · change · helping others · aging · dementia and Alzheimer's
Grandma
Growing Season book
5.6
seasons · friendship · growing up · self-discovery · change
Growing Season
Sometimes You Fly book
5.5
trying new things · growing up · adventure
Sometimes You Fly

Book Details

ISBN 10:
0399163972
ISBN 13:
9780399163975
Publication Date:
October 27, 2015