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Children's Fiction Environment

Tree Song

by (author) Tiffany Stone

illustrated by Holly Hatam

Annick Press
Initial publish date
Apr 2018
Environment, General, Seasons
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Apr 2018
    List Price
  • eBook

    Publish Date
    Oct 2019
    List Price

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 4 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
  • Reading age: 4 to 7


Listen to the music of the trees.
This joyful book follows the life cycle of a tree as it grows from seedling to mature tree, and finally gives way to a new sapling. At every stage of the tree’s life, children are seen playing under its branches.
Each season brings with it new sounds, whether it’s the chirping of birds in the spring or the flitter flutter of leaves in the fall. As well as a home for animals, the tree provides a canopy for a summer picnic, and a perfect place to hang a swing. Most important of all, when old age fells the tree, it provides an acorn from which a new tree will grow.
Colorful illustrations with lots of small details will capture the attention of young readers, while the lyrical text makes this an ideal read-aloud book. It can also serve as the perfect introduction to nature’s life cycles.

About the authors

Tiffany Stone is a children’s poet and the author of two collections of rhyming poetry: Floyd the Flamingo and his Flock of Friends and Baad Animals. She has had poems published in children’s magazines, including Chirp, and is a contributing poet to And the Crowd Goes Wild: A Global Gathering of Sports Poems. Her poetry picture book, Rainbow Shoes, was a finalist for the 2013 Christie Harris Illustrated Children’s Literature Prize. Tiffany lives in Maple Ridge, BC, with her husband and three children.

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Holly Hatam est une fille qui aime porter des vêtements roses et brillants, et parfois, elle porte une cape pour combattre des dragons. Elle est l’illustratrice de Chère fille, et What Matters. Holly habite à Whitby, en Ontario.


Holly Hatam is a girl who sometimes likes to wear something pink and sparkly and sometimes dons a cape and fights dragons. She is the illustrator of Chère fille, and What Matters. Holly lives in Whitby, Ontario.


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  • Long-listed, Chocolate Lily Book Award

Editorial Reviews

“Calming and almost meditative in its rhythm.” 

Lazy Day Literature, 03/21/20

“A great book to pair with units or explorations of spring or fall. Kids will enjoy the rhyming text and colorful pictures.” 

I Heart Literacy, 05/01/18

“A good addition to primary collections and would be useful in conjunction with discussions about natural cycles and conservation.”

CM Reviews, 12/07/18

“Lends itself perfectly as a read-aloud in the primary grades . . . aligns well to the big ideas of the primary science curriculum . . .  worth revisiting more than once.” 

Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario Voice Magazine, 09/19

Tree Song is music to our ears!”

Vancouver Children’s Literature Roundtable, 04/18

“A quiet book for the preschool nature shelf.” 

Kirkus Reviews, 02/04/18

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