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Let's Have a Tree Party! (Hardcover)
Doo-boppa, doo-boppa, doo-boppa-do! Join the romp as a bevy of forest creatures, both diurnal and nocturnal, inspire a very active celebration.
What could be better than friends together at a party in a tree? All of the forest critters will be there: the squirrel, raccoons, possums, frogs, birds, mice, and more. Even the slimy slugs are sure to slither in for the food, games, music, and dancing. And don't forget Baby Bear — that little clown will be there for sure! John Manders revs up the action with bold illustrations, while David Martin sneaks in some counting and movement prompts in a rollicking, boisterous tale that will have children eager to jump up and join the party.
About the Author
David Martin has written many books for children, including All for Pie, Pie for All and Little Bunny and the Magic Christmas Tree, both illustrated by Valeri Gorbachev, and We’ve All Got Bellybuttons!, illustrated by Randy Cecil. David Martin lives in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom.
John Manders has illustrated three books by Carolyn Crimi: Henry and the Buccaneer Bunnies, Henry and the Crazed Chicken Pirates, and Where's My Mummy? He also illustrated The Perfect Nest by Catherine Friend. John Manders lives in Pennsylvania.
Manders’ expressive animals, from slimy slugs to a mischievous raccoon shaking his booty, are the true life of this party.
The full-throttle characterizations and exuberant physicality are reminiscent of vintage animation, while the ever-shifting perspectives give the action a gleefully frenetic, cinematic feel. Thanks to Manders, these critters really are the very picture of party-hearty.
Manders’s comical watercolor, gouache, and pencil illustrations feature a host of cheerful, wide-eyed creatures, from squirrels and possums to mice and slugs. The rhyming text offers opportunities for listener participation.
—School Library Journal
Watercolor, gouache, and pencil drawings add fun to the story.
—Library Media Connection
This feel-good book features fun rhymes (complete with directions, so make sure your preschooler claps, shouts and sings along) and fun pictures with lots of great details. A great book to read when you are in the mood for a celebration.