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We Planted a Tree

Diane Muldrow, Bob Staake (Illustrator)


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We planted a tree and it grew up,

While it reached for the sky and the sun. . . .

In this simple poem illustrated by award winner Bob Staake, two young families in two very different parts of the world plant a tree. As the trees flourish, so do the families . . . while trees all over the world help clean the air, enrich the soil, and give fruit and shade.

With a nod to Kenya's successful Green Belt Movement, Diane Muldrow's elegant text celebrates the life and hope that every tree--from Paris to Brooklyn to Tokyo--brings to our planet. Perfect for young readers.

Golden Books, 9780375864322, 40pp.

Publication Date: March 9, 2010

About the Author

DIANE MULDROW is an editorial director at Golden Books and the New York Times bestselling author of the Everything I Need to Know I Learned From a Little Golden Book series. She has written dozens of children's books, including How Do Giraffes Take Naps?, How Do Lions Say I Love You?, How Do Penguins Play?, and the Dish series for middle graders. She lives in Brooklyn. Learn more at BOB STAAKE'S book The Red Lemon was a New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book of the Year. A prolific author and illustrator of children's books, Staake is also very well-known for his many New Yorker covers. He lives on Cape Cod. Learn more at and on Twitter @bobstaake.