Sunday 7 April 2013


Tree by Danny Parker, illustrated by Matt Ottley (Hardie Grant Egmont)
HB RRP $24.95
ISBN 9781921714412
Reviewed by Lillian Rodrigues-Pang

This book is an absolute graphic delight. Matt Ottley is a master of colour and perspective. I delighted in the range and depth of images presented throughout.

The story is simple yet powerful. It tells of a sapling that grows under the shelter of an older tree, within a forest of trees. Time passes and a storm changes everything. The tree must then stand a lone through the clean up, the growing urbanisation of its environment, changes in use and then happily becoming just one in a park. In the end tree is offering shelter to a new sapling.

Overall it’s a gentle visually pleasing book which speaks to the environment and resilience. I highly recommend it.

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