Thursday, April 22, 2010

Earth Day Review and Giveaway: A Tree For Emmy

About The Book:

Mary Ann Rodman (Author)

Tatjana Mai-Wyss (Illustrator)

Reading level: Ages 4-8
Hardcover: 32 pages
Publisher: Peachtree Publishers (March 1, 2009)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1561454753
ISBN-13: 978-1561454754

My Review:

This was a totally fun and cute book about a spunky little girl who wants a Mimosa tree of her own. I thought it was a perfect Earth Day read for my kids. Emmy likes all trees but she LOVES Mimosa trees the most. On her birthday she decides that she wants a tree of her own. She goes on a search and finally finds one at her Grandma's. Emmy learns that if she wants a big tree she has to take care and be patient.

I thought it had a good lesson for children about patience and taking care of "things" if you want them to grow. My kids loved the story and now guess what!? Yep, they want to plant a tree!

So I would say to pick this one up and read it with your kids. I'm sure they'll enjoy it as much as mine did, and don't be suprised if you end up going buy a tree LOL!

Let me also say that the illustrations were just beautiful!

Now thanks to Erin @ PeachTree I have a copy of this one to giveaway!
If you'd like to enter the please answer this question:

What is YOUR favorite type of tree?
(believe it or not mine is a Mimosa)

-open to US residents only
-Giveaway ends May 10th


  1. Pine. I am originally from N. Michigan. It will always be pine for me.

  2. My father's tree was a Weeping Willow. My favorite tree is a Birch.


  3. We have some beautiful Autumn Purple Ash's in our yard which I love.

    teresasreadingcorner at gmail dot com

  4. My 5-year old daughter would love this book! She's very into nature and protecting the earth.

    My favorite tree is the River Birch. I love the flaky bark.


  5. My favorite tree is the weeping willow tree :)

  6. My fave tree is the Japanese Cherry Tree. They're so pretty!

  7. Thanks for the giveaway!

    My favorite tree has always been the Weeping Willow!

    krae991 at yahoo dot com

  8. My grandchildren would love this book. My favorite tree is the Silver Leaf Maple. When the breeze blows they seem to shimmer. My mother has bunches of them on her property.

    seriousreader at live dot com

  9. personally, I am a big fan of maples because they give us syrup and have pretty leaves in the fall. My daughter's nickname is Emmy and her class had this same project for her 2nd grade class this year. They each 'adopted' their own playground tree!

  10. I love River Birch. I love the way the bark peels. So pretty!


  11. I love the magnolia tree in our backyard. For a 3 day window as it blooms each year, it is the most beautiful thing ever.

    Thanks for the chance to win this great book!

    zenzart at hotmail dot com

  12. My favorite tress is the dogwood

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  13. My favorite tree is a flowering crab tree.

  14. My favorite type of tree is a lychee nut tree!

    skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

  15. My favorite tree is the palm tree!


  16. I like Weeping Willows! Thanks

    dcf_beth at verizon dot net

  17. Oh- my little girl would love this!! I like weeping willow trees because they are just so unique!


  18. My favorite kind of tree is a Weeping Willow. It brings back good memories of my childhood.

    nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

  19. My favorite tree is the chestut tree.
    Beautiful leaves, delicate structure.

    I am a follower.

    Eileen wise owl
    wiseowlreviews@aol dot com