ACHUKA Book of the Day 22 Feb 2021
“A wonderful exploration of change over time. Every page creates a discussion and a conversation. A fantastic timeline and tree lifecycle finish it off. What a brilliant book.” Simon Smith, Headteacher
Told in unshowy rhyming couplets, this beautiful non-fiction picture book follows the story of an oak tree on a coastal hilltop as it witnesses life changing around it over the course of hundreds of years. From the time when hunters chased deer through the woodland, to when trees were cleared for farmland, to the smog and factories emerging during the industrial revolution. One majestic oak has seen it all, and now we can too.
Accompanying pages at the end of the book include a timeline of events in world history across the periods featured in the poem, the life cycle of an oak tree, and prompts to help parents and children explore their own local history.