With a simple text and crafted three-dimensional illustrations, this book introduces young children to the big concept that trees are alive and have many of the same needs as we do. From a tiny oak seedling to an aging mulberry, trees are represented in various stages of growth and in different seasons. Children will see the beauty in the many sizes, shapes, and colors of trees – and in all of us.
About Shondra M. Quarles (Dallas, Texas Author)
Shondra M. Quarles is a teacher and children’s book author. Ms. Quarles’ students inspired her to write and self publish her first e-book Kindergartner Wisdom: The Best Advice I Ever Got Came from Kindergartners in 2014. Shondra later went on to self-publish her first paperback book, The Teacher Who Didn’t Want to Go to School. This book earned her a prestigious award from the National Celebrity Educators for authoring a book about teachers. It was also a children’s book finalist for the 2017 Indie Author Legacy Awards.
Shondra went on to co-author a book titled Trees. This book teaches children about diversity and how trees are living things just like us. Her latest e-book is titled Black Lives Matter: A Picture Book for Kids. This book was written to empower children so that they know that they matter regardless of how they look, or where they come from. Her goal with this project is to help people understand that there is unity in the midst of diversity.