Harcourt Children's Books, Hardcover, 9780152162900, 40pp.
Publication Date: October 1, 2008
Barry Root is the illustrator of many books for children, including "Gumbrella, " which he also wrote; "Dream Big"; "By My Brother s Side"; and "Game Day", which received a Christopher Award in the category of books for young people. He lives with his family in Quarryville, Pennsylvania.
"Ray tells her story in simple, lyrical language that focuses on the trees and their growth. She doesn’t have to spell out that Wilma and Parker are great friends and that shared goals and work forge strong bonds. All those aspects of the nuanced plot are apparent in the spare story and in the beautifully understated watercolor illustrations."--Kirkus Reviews, starred review, 11/1/08