Jessica Kulekjian has written a beautiful book with a novel point of view. Not only is (Amazon affiliate link) Before We Stood Tall written from the point of view of the trees, but it is also written in reverse. The trees tell the story from now back to when they were only seeds. The entire book is written in rhythmic verse, and Madeline Kloepper’s illustrations are soft like watercolor paintings. The pictures add to the feeling of the story being told from the trees’ points of view.
Geared for ages 3-7, this book will be released in September 2021.
Disclaimer: An advance copy was provided by Kids Can Press.