THE TREE: A FABLE by Neal Layton is a heartwarming story about animals and people living together in nature.
Although this picture book contains few words, it tells a powerful story of empathy and compassion. When a couple decides to build a house, they discover their land is already populated by animals. The couple decides to find a way to live with their new neighbors.
Librarians will find this timeless book provides an excellent springboard for creative writing activities focusing on empathy and nature. It would also be a refreshing way to introduce the idea of fables.
To learn more about the author, go to http://www.neallayton.co.uk.
Published by Candlewick on February 14, 2017. ARC courtesy of the publisher.