By Mary Newell Depalma
A Grand Old Tree, an IRA/CBC Children's Choice in 2006, and Bow-Wow Wiggle-Waggle, one of Bank Street College of Education's Best Books of 2013.
Mary Newell Depalma creates an emotional tale of life and renewal, of nature's bounty and quiet balance, illustrated with simple images made powerful with vivid colors and moving compositions.
Once there was a grand old tree, whose roots sank deep into the earth and whose arms reached high into the sky. Every spring the grand old tree flowered and bore cherries for the squirrels and birds that made their homes in her leafy branches. And every year, seeds from the tree scattered in the wind, along with many millions of leaves.
About the Author
Mary Newell DePalma is the author/illustrator of seven children's picture books: "The Strange Egg," a whimsical tale of wonder, curiosity, and friendship; "A Grand Old Tree," a simple and beautiful tale about life itself; "The Nutcracker Doll," about a child's role in the Boston Ballet Nutcracker; "The Perfect Gift," a generous little lorikeet's adventure with her friends, "Uh-Oh!" a nearly wordless book about a little dinosaur's hilariously disastrous day, "Bow-Wow Wiggle-Waggle," a picture book about play and wordplay, and "Two Little Birds" about the first migration of two plucky songbirds. She has also illustrated more than a dozen books for other authors. Mary lives in Boston, Massachusetts.
Grade Level: Preschool - 3
Publisher: Arthur A. Levine Books
Publication date: 2005/09 (5th ed.)