Albert's Tree

Albert's Tree

Book - 2018 | First U.S. edition
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Awake after his long sleep, Albert the bear can't wait to spend time in his own special tree, which is always so quiet and peaceful. But not today. Today Albert's tree is crying. How can he cheer it up? Albert's friend Rabbit suggests digging holes for Tree to play in, but the wailing continues. Eating grass always makes Caribou happy, but an offering of grass does nothing to stop the noise (which is getting to be a bit much). "STOP CRYING!" roars Albert, but the bawling only gets louder. There's just one thing to do: Albert climbs up to his favorite branch and gives Tree a hug. To Albert's surprise, he hears a little voice say, "I'm afraid of the big hairy monster." Who said that? And just who is the big hairy monster?
Publisher: Somerville, MA :, Candlewick Press,, 2018
Edition: First U.S. edition
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9780763696887
Branch Call Number: JE DES
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly colour illustrations ; 28 cm


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SnoIsleLib_LindseyA Dec 10, 2018

I adore Jenni Desmond's illustrations of bears. Their dot eyes are on point! Albert is a bear with a favorite napping branch, but one day he hears his tree crying. The reveal is expected for adults (a frightened owlet in a tree hollow is alarmed by the sight of Albert) but will delight young children. This would be a fun book to read aloud, especially if you show no shame and go all out with the young owl's cries.

Oct 24, 2018

A fun children's book about friendship and taking care of others.

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