Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 3 to 10
- Grade: p to 5
"In this park that's so grand, in a city still grander, live Lucy the Goose and Alexander the Gander."
So begins this charming tale of Alexander's search for Lucy throughout Wascana Centre, ”Regina, Saskatchewan's beautiful urban park, larger than Central Park in New York or Stanley Park in Vancouver.
About the authors
Jean Freeman loves sharing laughter with children, so she likes to tell funny stories. Jean is an actor as well as a storyteller, and for six seasons she played the mayor's grandma in the popular Canadian TV comedy series Corner Gas, and again in Corner Gas: The Movie. Do Trees Sneeze? is her fourth early-reader book with Val Lawton, following Where Does Your Dog Sleep?, Where Does Your Cat Nap? and Wascana Wild Goose Chase. Also look for Terror on Turtle Creek, an adventure story for slightly older readers.
When Val Lawton was a kid, her favourite books always had great pictures -- like Winnie-The-Pooh and The Twits. It was the books with simple, scratchy drawings that appealed to her the most. In addition to being a best-selling, award-winning children's book illustrator, Val also works as an artist-educator with the Learning Through the Arts program, which means she helps kids learn while creating art. Val lives in Calgary with her family and two beagles. Do Trees Sneeze? is her 30th book.