The Things That I Love about Trees (Hardcover)

By Christine Butterworth, Charlotte Voake (Illustrator)

Candlewick Press (MA), 9780763695699, 32pp.

Publication Date: February 28, 2018



In an exuberant text accompanied by gorgeous, windswept illustrations, two esteemed picture-book creators celebrate the mighty tree.

Journey through the seasons and discover how much there is to love about trees From brand-new buds in spring to the sound of the wind whooshing through the leaves in summer, from the fall colors to the feel of winter's rough bark and the promise of spring returning again -- no matter what time of year, there's always something extraordinary to notice about the trees around your neighborhood. Chris Butterworth's text, gently sprinkled with facts, captures the wonder of a child as Charlotte Voake's busy, buoyant artwork conveys how something as simple and common as a tree can feel like magic taking root around you.

About the Author

Chris Butterworth is the author of Sea Horse, illustrated by John Lawrence; See What a Seal Can Do, illustrated by Kate Nelms; and How Did That Get in My Lunchbox? and the other titles in the Exploring the Everyday series, illustrated by Lucia Gaggiotti. She lives in Cornwall, England. Charlotte Voake is the author-illustrator of Ginger, which was short-listed for the Kate Greenaway Medal; Ginger Finds a Home; and Hello Twins, a New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Children's Book of the Year. She is also the illustrator of Charlotte Zolotow's Say It!, Steve Voake's Insect Detective, and Vivian French's Caterpillar, Caterpillar. Charlotte Voake lives in Surrey, England.