Award-winning author Caroline Pignat's first picture book is an intriguing blend of carefully composed verbal images, knit together with extraordinary visuals by award-winning illustrator Fran ois Thisdale. The poem is indeed about the yearly cycle in the life of a tree. But it is also an intriguing poetic concoction. The initial letters of each line in each stanza spell out a word that pertains to that tree's life cycle - SEED, GERMINATE, SHOOT, ROOTS, LEAVES, FLOWERS. It's a kids' acrostic.
Young readers will discover the secrets of the poems as they read the text and look at the illustrations that show a rural setting with trees, a farmer, barns, animals and the changing of the seasons. There are also puzzles for the discerning reader.
About the Author
Caroline Pignat is a two-time winner of Canada's Governor General's award and the author of six novels for young readers including Egghead, The Gospel Truth and Shooter. She lives in Ottawa. François Thisdale has also won the Governor General's Award and is the illustrator of The Stamp Collector, Spirit Trackers and That Squeak. He lives in Quebec.