Posted by Venus on Monday, March 24, 2014
Labels: picture book review
Publisher: Nancy Paulsen Books
Release Date: February 20, 2014
While Maple is still in her mother's stomach, her parents plant a maple tree in her honor. She and the tree grow together and even though the tree isn't always the best playmate, it doesn't mind when she is moody or loud. Then Maple becomes a big sister and finds that babies can be loud too. luckily Maple knows the perfect answer for her little sister—Willow.
This is a nice addition to the big brother/big sister genre that parents are always looking for. I also loved the tree element and the two beautiful names. What an adorable idea to plant a tree that your child is named after in order that they may grow up with it. Of course, this trend could become a serious issue should they decide to have a number of kids because 1) you may run out of trees and 2) you could run out of yard for all those trees. I would also say that this could fit into the nature story category as well. A simple book about trees for a 3 or 4 year old. Either way, it is a nice debut novel by Lori Nichols with adorable illustrations.