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PJ Library Selection:
Dear Tree is a beautiful look at the unique relationship between a little boy and his favorite tree. By thinking of what every tree needs in order to thrive and grow, the boy figures out exactly what to wish for his own special tree in the coming year. And so begin his hopeful words, “Dear Tree.”
May you have a year filled with sunlight,
A year full of delicious rain,
A year of beautiful blossoms,
Shiny green leaves,
And sweet fruit with many seeds inside.
Illustrated by an artist known for her outstanding depictions of the natural world, Dear Tree focuses on the seasons of the tree’s growth, as buds open into blossoms, and finally yield ripe fruit. Perfect for Tu B’Shvat and all year round, Dear Tree is sure to appeal to young children and to those who will be reading it aloud over and over again!
Written by Doba Rivka Weber illustrated by Phyllis Saroff
Softcover/ Ages 2-5 / List Price $10.95
Hardcover edition – Published 2010; ISBN: 978-1-929628-48-3 / LCCN: 2009924430
About the Author:
Doba Rivka Weber is a proud mother of five beautiful children, director of a Hebrew School, and preschool teacher. The author resides in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where she and her husband serve as Chabad emmisaries for the local Israeli community.
About the Artist:
Phyllis Saroff received her BFA degree from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1983. She works from Annapolis, Maryland as a freelance illustrator specializing in natural science and children’s illustrations. Her work has appeared in books and magazines, and her paintings of wildlife are used in outdoor displays in wildlife management areas across the country.
Dear Tree is her first book for Hachai Publishing.