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Let's Have a Tree Party!
by David Martin and John Manders


Overview - 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.  Read more...


 
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Overview
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.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780763637040
  • ISBN-10: 0763637041
  • Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)
  • Publish Date: March 2012
  • Page Count: 32
  • Reading Level: Ages 2-5
  • Dimensions: 11.1 x 8.6 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.95 pounds


Related Categories

Books > Juvenile Fiction > Social Themes - Friendship
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Holidays & Celebrations - General
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Stories in Verse (see also Poetry)

 
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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2012-01-23
  • Reviewer: Staff

As every host knows, a successful party is as much a matter of venue as it is the mix of guests and food. So when Grandpa Crow decides to hold a high altitude soiree—“What could be better than friends together at a party in a tree?”—everybody comes, from Baby Bear to “Ten slimy slugs.” The fun doesn’t stop once the sun goes down: when it turns dark, nocturnal animals arrive to “light this tree” both literally and figuratively. Martin’s (Little Bunny and the Magic Christmas Tree) rhyming text has a hard-to-find meter, and the language can feel fusty (“Then just in time for hungry tummies,/ bluebirds came with yummy yummies”; he also rhymes “pizza” with “eat-za!”). But Manders’s (Pirates Go to School) pictures are winners page after page. 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 (one particularly impressive spread looks up into the tree as the animals bunny-hop across a branch). Thanks to Manders, these critters really are the very picture of party-hearty. Ages 2–5. (Mar.)

 
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