tag: tree

Strange But Tree!

9 janvier, 2015 Posted by Hannele
Bizarbres, by Bernadette Pourquié and Cécile Gambini  Exploring a world of extraordinary trees. What amazing things would we learn if trees could talk ? But not just any trees. Unusual, incredible, unforgettable trees ! This fascinating book reveals the stories, secrets and adventures of sixteen remarkable trees and their visitors. The author brings poetry and humour to […] Read more»

The Bird on the Branch

3 octobre, 2014 Posted by Hannele
L’oiseau sur la branche, by Anne Crausaz On a branch, as the seasons go by, week by week, 52 birds tell us how they live. Those who migrate, those who stay, and the way they eat. All this gives the opportunity to see a dazzling parade of feathers, contrasting sharply with the more restrained colour […] Read more»

The Tree and the Pole

22 septembre, 2014 Posted by Emilie
L’Arbre et le Poteau, by Laurent Condominas and Nina Missir It is true that the tree has branches, while the pole doesn’t. The tree has leaves that fall in the winter, and children are used to play at its feet. It gives shelter when it rains, and lovers can kiss in the shade of its […] Read more»

Wangari Maathai, The Woman who Plants Millions of Trees

16 décembre, 2013 Posted by Catherine
Wangari Maathai, la Femme qui plante des millions d’arbres, by Franck Prévot and Aurélia Fronty Magnificent colours and lines bring children on the steps of this uncommon Kenyan woman who became Peace Nobel Price. Wangari Maathai was much more than a woman planting trees. She remained a woman committed in her century. An ardent fighter […] Read more»

Once upon a Tree

15 décembre, 2013 Posted by Catherine
Il était un arbre, by Emilie Vast Follow the life of a tree, from Spring to Winter: the birds nesting in the Spring, the dears enjoying the new leaves, the courtship display of the animals, the fruits growing, the squirrels enjoying them in the Summer, the birds learning to fly while the Autumn wind arrives, […] Read more»

This Is Where I Grew Up

19 septembre, 2013 Posted by Catherine
J’ai grandi ici, by Anne Crausaz A small seed has accidentally fallen on the ground. In autumn, the leaves form a blanket that keeps the seed warm through the winter. In spring, the seed slowly germinates and starts growing. But elements and animals harass the shoot. It resists bravely and keeps on growing until it […] Read more»

Ginkgo, the Oldest Tree in The World

9 septembre, 2013 Posted by Catherine
Le Ginkgo, le plus vieil arbre du monde, by Alain Serres, ill. Zaü This title explores a unique plant, the ginkgo biloba, also known as maidenhair tree. It has all of a great figure, coming across time and through ages, seeking its origins long before the first dinosaur. While being the memory of humans and their […] Read more»

The Herbarium: Tree Leaves from Europe

17 juillet, 2013 Posted by Catherine
L’Herbier: arbres feuillus d’Europe, by Emilie Vast 18 different broad-leaved trees from Europe are represented here. A delicate and detailed illustration of the leaf and the full branch invite children to collect them in nature. Below, the text explains in a few lines the origins of the spice, when it was implanted in Europe, the […] Read more»

Picnic Party

23 mai, 2013 Posted by Catherine
Pique-nique papilles, by Florie Saint-Val A domino set including 28 large-size dominos with numbers represented by leaves of different colours. The tree is growing while players are putting their cards down, and the branches host the tiny inhabitants of the forest getting ready for a huge picnic party. A small booklet presents the characters, describes the […] Read more»