It’s hot. Really hot. This book begins with a little boy crunching on ice, dangling his bare feet and legs over the side of the floor of his tree house. It’s the only one in the neighborhood! He tells how it came to be, and the excitement of planning and building it with his dad and brother. Last summer was the best! This year is different. He is the only king of the castle. Then, as the sky darkens, Poof! All the lights go out. He can see the stars! As he is thinking of coming down, dad calls out to see if he’s okay. Then he hears something. His brother is coming up!
This is a wonderful book! It is full of the wonder of childhood and the creativity of reminiscing. The light, creative, and detailed art work is beautifully done, kid friendly, and compliments the moods and feelings of this great, and engaging read.
We read it to our K – 3 grade classes and they loved it! We already have far more requests than time left at school!
Review by Andrea Van Wagoner, Arcadia Elementary Media Center
Rating: ★★★★★ (5 stars)
Interest Level: Grades PreK-3
In the Tree House
Written by Andrew Larsen, Illustrated by Dušan Petričić
Kids Can Press
Release Date: April 1, 2013
ISBN: 9781554536351 (hardcover)
Categories: Elementary – Picture Book
Tags: Summer, Tree House, Family, Neighborhood, Summer Activities, Lonelyness, and Unity.