Happy Birthday, Tree!

A Tu B'Shevat Story

By Madelyn Rosenberg; Jana Christy (Illustrator)
(Albert Whitman & Company, Hardcover, 9780807531518, 24pp.)

Publication Date: September 2012

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Description
Tu B'Shevat is a Jewish holiday known as "New Year for Trees" or "Birthday of the Trees," a day that celebrates trees and taking care of our environment. In this story, which takes place on Tu B'Shevat, a little girl named Joni presents her favorite climbing tree with a special birthday gift.



About the Author
Madelyn Rosenberg is the author of How to Behave at a Tea Party, the first book about Julia and Charles, illustrated by Heather Ross; The Schmutzy Family, illustrated by Paul Meisel; and Nanny X, a middle grade novel. She lives in Arlington, Virginia, with her husband, kids, cats, and fish. When she was in second grade, her dog, Taylor, took home the title of Happiest Puppy in the University Mall Pet Show.

Jana Christydid much of the art for this book during hurricane-force winds on a small island off the coast of Nova Scotia flags flapped and walls shook in a house that looks remarkably like the house in this story. Sheloves drawing girls with attitude, boys with pluck, the chickens that wander around her garden, punks, robots, cavemen and zombies, bleak weather, windy days, sea creatures, and more. She loves creating handmade minibooks with her husband, exploring new places with her children, and letting her brain and brushes wander. She lives in North Adams, Massachusetts.
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