The Last Tree is a book that is perfect to read with your children to get them thinking about how we make a difference in our envionment. Our family loves doing our part for the environment by recycling and being conscientious of the environment with the decisions we make. The girls love to do litter clean-ups at the beach and park and this book has inspired us to want to plant more trees.
This second picture book from Waterstones Children’s Book Prize nominee Emily Haworth-Booth is an eco-fable with the feel of an instant classic, while also being topical in the current environmental and political climate.
“The story follows a group of friends seeking a place to call home. The desert was too hot, the valley too wet, and the mountain too windy, but the forest was perfect. The friends soon wanted to build shelters, which became large houses. All too soon they wanted to control the environment and built a huge wooden wall around the community, which shut out the wind, but also created problems. And gradually the forest became thinner, until there was only one last tree standing. It was down to the children to find a solution…”
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Perfect for kids ages 4-8 years old.
Highly recommend reading this book to our children or for teacher’s to read to their classroom. Perfect to read around Earth Day and Arbor Day and do activities related to planting trees.
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