Book of the Week: Picture a Tree by Barbara Reid

Picture a Tree
Picture A Tree by Barbara Reid
October 1st 2011 Northwinds Press
From bare branches tracing the sky to an explosion of colour, a place for adventure or a friend to shelter us from the sun – a tree can be so many things. 

With lyrical text and her signature Plasticine magic, Barbara Reid captures these majestic beings: in all weather, in every season, growing and changing, interacting with the people and animals around them. 

Picture a tree – now, look again

I love the concept of this book. Text is short and sweet. The pictures however, are detailed and extraordinary.


I shared this story in my Little Artists (preschool) program when we were learning about the different ways people illustrate. Everyone made their own tree out of plasticine. We used paper plates as the base for creation. 

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