Eve loves living next to a forest because it means being close to her favorite baobab trees. Doing her best to imitate them, Eve practices patience. She feeds and shelters birds, just as her beloved trees do, stretching toward the sky as if her arms were branches. Eve longs to communicate with the leafy giants she admires, and while she can't become a tree, she can contribute to the beauty of the forest--just like her dad and grandma before her--by nurturing her very own baobab seedling. Thoughtful text, intimate illustrations, and abundant back matter gently introduce the concept of land stewardship and the joys of giving back. Ken Wilson-Max's picture book companion to Astro Girl celebrates reciprocity while honoring our connection to our own branching family trees.
Ken Wilson-Max was born and raised in Zimbabwe and studied design in the UK. He is the author-illustrator of many children's books, including Astro Girl, and is the author of The Drum, illustrated by Catell Ronca. Ken Wilson-Max lives in London.
- Publisher: Candlewick (March 7, 2023)
- Language: English
- Hardcover: 32 pages
- ISBN-10: 1536228095
- ISBN-13: 9781536228090
- Reading age: 4 - 8 years
- Grade level: Preschool - 3
- Item Weight: 1.25 pounds
- Dimensions: 9.75 x 0.36 x 11.13 inches