What sort of tree did Robin Hood's bow come from? What pine tree drops its needles in the winter and how did the monkey puzzle get its name? These are just some of the wonderful facts that you'll discover inside this book. Trees give us shade and the oxygen we breathe, like tall green giants that watch over us. And they are beautiful! Use the delicate illustrations and simple text to help your child identify the trees they see every day, whether they live in the country or the city. This book is a wonderful way of encouraging a child to interact with their environment, helping them to respect and protect the trees that surround them.
Charlotte Voake is an internationally acclaimed children's author and artist. She studied art history but always wanted to be an illustrator. She recently won the Smarties Silver Medal Award for her picture book, The Pizza Kitten. Kate Petty lived in Cornwall with her husband, Mike, before tragically dying from cancer in May 2007. She was both an extraordinary writer and an extraordinary person. The author of a number of novelty and pop-up books, including the innovative The Great Grammar Book and The Wonderful World Book, Kate was also involved in creating amazing books for the Eden Project children's book list. Jo Elworthy is in charge of education at the Eden Project in Cornwall. She has previously written books on plants and worked for Channel 4.