Fiction Books How I Learned to Fall Out of Trees (19)

How I Learned to Fall Out of Trees (19)

How I Learned to Fall Out of Trees (19)
Item No. 1481
ISBN-13 978-1-4197-3413-7
Format Hardcover
Subject Fiction Picture Book Friendship Outdoors Recreation Character Education Coping
# of Pages 40
Size 8 1/2" x 10 1/2"
Author Kirsch, Vincent X.
Reading Interest PreK,K,1,2,3
Series Singles and Picture Books
Publisher Hachette Book Group: Abrams
Date Published 2019
Reviews / Awards Noted YES
 
$16.99
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PRAISE
"A primer on both getting up into the leaves and coping with the loss of someone you're attached to. Kirsch elegantly makes the connection with affirmations that work both ways: 'Hang on tight with both hands'; 'take it one branch at a time'; and, inevitably, 'letting go will be the hardest part!' . . . A well-cultivated story that plants a seed about the value of friends and what they leave with us, even when they're gone"
— Kirkus Reviews

Roger and Adelia are the very best of friends. They’ve spent many springtimes collecting birds’ nests, autumns jumping into piles of colorful leaves, and winters building snowmen. When the time comes for Adelia to move away, the two friends must say good-bye. But Adelia has one parting gift for Roger: She will teach him, once and for all, how to climb a tree. Lyrical and colorful, the narrative flips between Adelia’s instructions (“hold on tight,” “move up when you’re ready”) and her packing list (things they loved to play with, things they were supposed to throw away). By the time the moving van pulls up, Roger is ready to start his climb. But now, he’s afraid of “letting go.” In a sweet reveal, we learn that Adelia has left behind a soft landing, making sure that—for Roger—falling is the easiest part.