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The Gentle Genius of Trees (Hardcover)

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Let trees teach you everything from how to branch out to how to stay rooted in this delightful blend of nonfiction and inspirational humor by author-illustrator Philip Bunting!

What could we clever humans ever learn from trees? Find out when you take a stroll through the woods and learn a few life lessons from our foliaged friends in this truly special book filled with graphic illustrations.  

With humor and heart, readers will encounter a small forest of facts. They'll explore the brilliance of trees in creating one interconnected wood-wide web that enables their community to collaborate with each other, share resources, warn of threats, and survive and thrive together.

About the Author

Philip Bunting is an author and illustrator whose work deliberately encourages playful interaction between the reader and child, allowing his books to create a platform for genuine intergenerational engagement and fun. Philip’s books have been translated into multiple languages and published in over thirty countries around the world. Since his first book was published in 2017, Philip has received multiple accolades, including Honours from the Children’s Book Council of Australia and making the list for the Kate Greenaway Medal in 2018. He lives with his young family on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast.

Praise For…

★ "Sometimes wonderfully silly, always enlightening, this book branches out to become profoundly moving." —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

★ "This amiable wander into the biology of trees...wraps up with a sweet social and emotional lesson, advising readers to take on the best tree qualities." —The Bulletin, starred review

★ "A terrific tribute to the 'wood-wide web.'" —Booklist, starred review

★ "Wry humor and googly eyes animate this playful, smart overview of the scientific processes that help trees to thrive." —Publishers Weekly, starred review

“A playful yet appreciative overview of tree life.” —School Library Journal

Product Details
ISBN: 9780593567814
ISBN-10: 0593567811
Publisher: Crown Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: January 31st, 2023
Pages: 32
Language: English