By Pat Mora
Illustrated by Cecily Lang
Each year on his birthday, a young Mexican-American boy looks forward to seeing how his grandfather decorated the tree planted the day the boy was adopted. Authored by Pat Mora, this book embraces new traditions and values, as well as exhibits familiar family relations that are warm and heartfelt.
In addition to giving us wood, paper, food, and other products, trees are invaluable assets to our communities. As such, people all over the world celebrate trees.
In the United States, National Arbor Day is always celebrated on the last Friday in April, but many states observe Arbor Day on different dates throughout the year based on best tree planting times in their area. Consider decorating a tree to celebrate, just like Pablo and his grandfather!
Try this book in conjunction with the following PLT activities:
Environmental Experiences for Early Childhood
Activity 8: Adopt a Tree
Activity 11: Three Cheers for Trees
PreK-8 Environmental Education Activity Guide
Activity 13: We All Need Trees
Activity 15: A Few of My Favorite Things
Activity 21: Adopt a Tree
Activity 30: Three Cheers forTrees!
Activity 31: Plant a Tree
Activity 89: Trees for Many Reasons