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Nut That Fell from the Tree, The

by Sangeeta Bhadra, illustrated by France Cormier

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list price: $19.99
edition:Hardcover
published: Sep 2020
ISBN:9781525301193
publisher: Kids Can Press
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A playful, lively story about one acorn's difficult path to becoming a tree.

This is the house where Jill plays. This is the oak that holds the house where Jill plays. This is the nut that fell from the oak that holds the house where Jill plays ...

In the style of “The House That Jack Built,” here's a cumulative, rhyming tale that follows an acorn on an arduous journey, as one animal after another steals it, drops it or tosses it, sending the acorn inside an old shoe, high above the trees and down to the bottom of a stream. But in the end, the rat, goose, bear and more turn out to simply be the conduits that help the acorn eventually land on a hillside, where the warm sun helps it grow into another grand oak tree, which now holds the house where Jack (Jill's grandson) plays.

In this lively story, Sangeeta Bhadra offers a playful depiction of the circle of life. The jaunty rhythm of the text (“This is the raccoon, a sneak through and through / that tricked the goose with a bird's-eye view . . .”) and the use of fun-to-say words --- like, “hullabaloooo” and “pee-ew” --- make for a picture book that begs to be read aloud. France Cormier's richly colored illustrations add energy and continuity to the story, as the perspective zooms in and out and dotted lines follow the acorn's path. This book could easily spark discussions about plant life cycles, animal habitats and food chains.

About the Authors
Sangeeta Bhadra is the author of Sam's Pet Temper. She studied biology in university, but has always loved writing. She lives in Brampton, Ontario.
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France Cormier has been drawing forever. In elementary school she used to wear out her crayons and refused to play with dolls. After a first career as a landscaper, she now devotes herself completely to illustrating playful, lightly twisted worlds full of humor. France lives in Gatineau, Quebec.
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Contributor Notes

Sangeeta Bhadra is the author of Sam's Pet Temper. She studied biology in university, but has always loved writing. She lives in Brampton, Ontario.

France Cormier has illustrated many books for children. She holds a degree in landscape architecture, but drawing has been her passion since she could hold a crayon. She lives in Aylmer, Quebec, with her husband and two daughters.

Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
3 to 7
Grade:
p to 2
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