Publication Date: 04/05/2023 ISBN: 9781915252173 Category:

My Dad is a Tree

Jon Agee

Publisher: Scallywag Press
Publication Date: 04/05/2023 ISBN: 9781915252173 Category:


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Do you want to be a tree? It’s easy.

Pretend your arms are branches, your body is a trunk, and your legs are roots. Then stand in one place and see what happens! If your parent is as patient as the dad in this story, you might get to stay outside all . . . day . . . long!

This playful story shows how entering in to the make-believe world of a child can bring fun, empathy and mindfulness. The build-up of amusing drama ends with the feel good exuberance of the little girl who gets her Dad to play with her all day, and loves being outside.

Publisher Review

'Agee's deadpan humour finds perfect expression in this absurd and funny story about a put-upon father whose young daughter Madeleine insists they stay outside in the garden 'all day long' pretending to be trees. As various creatures take up residence on dad's 'branches' it starts to rain, and, as night falls, Dad's patience wears thin but Madeleine's cheerful optimism about their joint venture sustains the fantasy. Agee conveys so much emotion through changing facial expression in the simple but bold illustrations, and the bond between father and daughter is truly heartwarming.' Daily Mail;'Packed with playful illustrations and the author's unique, exuberant charm, this is Agee at his entertaining and empathetic best. Tree-mendous fun!' Lancashire Evening Post

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