A thousand years ago, a tiny acorn fell to the ground. As the years pass, it grows... and GROWS into an enormous oak tree! As the centuries sweep by, children play games around the tree. Families dance about it.
A fleeing king even hides inside its hollow trunk! The tree gives food and shelter to a host of animals, from squirrels and badgers to birds and beetles. After a thousand years, the ancient tree finally falls in a storm - but a new acorn sprouts, and the cycle of life begins all over again. The tree's magical life story is brought to life in Julia Donaldson's rich, dramatic rhyme.
Victoria Sandoy's gorgeous, atmospheric illustrations perfectly capture the changing seasons, and the people and wildlife that pass by Children will love spotting all the creatures in the pictures, and seeing the games children play around the tree This is a book that encourages us all to look more closely at nature, and to appreciate the wonder of our ancient trees. The final pages of the book contain some extra, fascinating facts about oak trees and the animals that depend on them.
Note: Julia will be naming as well as signing this new title for website orders for a limited period. And if you'd like to meet her in person she will be at the bookshop on Saturday 30th September from 2pm, with illustrator Victoria Sandoy, signing The Oak Tree and all other titles purchased on the day. See our Events page to book a place.