picture books

Ella Saw the Tree

Ella Saw the Tree 9781925520361

Author Robert Vescio

Illustrated by Cheri Hughes

One windy day, as Ella plays in her backyard, she is showered by leaves. When she looks up, Ella sees a tree in her backyard … has it always been there?

And why is it crying?

It’s not until Ella carefully and attentively takes the time to – smell, listen, feel and look – that she discovers the tree in her backyard, as if for the very first time. By slowing down and experiencing new sensations, Ella learns to appreciate the simple things in life.

Ella Saw the Tree is a beautifully illustrated and captivating story that show’s children how easy it is to appreciate the world.

Perfect for sharing with children of all ages.


Local Hastings School Class 2 & 3 they gave the book 5 stars

This was a beautiful book to read aloud to the children.

they were all amazed that Ella hadn’t noticed the tree in her yard and agreed it is important to stop slow down and admire the things around us.

Huntingdon class  2-4 they gave the book 4.5 stars

They also enjoyed listening and watching Ella discover the things around her.

They listed all the things that trees can do and how important they are.

Their favourite part was when the kiss hit the tree with a SPLAT.

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