Shake the Tree!

By: Chiara Vignocchi

Paolo Chiarinotti

Silvia Borando

There’s a whole lot of shaking going on—and a funny final twist—as a series of hungry animals seek shelter in an obliging tree.

ISBN: 9780763694883

JLG Release: Mar 2018


Sensitive Areas: No sensitive areas

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This interactive, participatory picture book opens on a vertical spread to show the distance between a hungry mouse and a delicious-looking nut sitting high up in a tree. The mouse and the reader shake the tree left and right in an attempt to jiggle the nut loose from the branches above. Quite unexpectedly to the mouse and to readers, a hungry fox This interactive, participatory picture book opens on a vertical spread to show the distance between a hungry mouse and a delicious-looking nut sitting high up in a tree. The mouse and the reader shake the tree left and right in an attempt to jiggle the nut loose from the branches above. Quite unexpectedly to the mouse and to readers, a hungry fox thumps to the ground declaring it will gobble up the mouse. The mouse flees up the tree, while the fox and the reader shake the tree left and right until down drops another predator: a warthog who wants to gobble up the fox. The book continues in this manner until a series of once-hungry, now fleeing animals are up in the tree and an angry bear is shaking the tree’s trunk frantically. In the book’s final pages, the bear stares hungrily at everything (and everyone) that’s fallen from the tree, with an exposed, leafless tree towering above the scene. In a surprise ending, all of the animals are left stunned, and the readers—in certain laughter. Overall, this work feels like a comedic mash-up of the style and themes prevalent in Christie Matheson’s Tap the Magic Tree and Joe Kulka’s Wolf’s Coming! VERDICT With minimal text, open space and bold, eye-catching illustrations, this book will serve best as a read-aloud. Purchase for storytime and guaranteed kid-pleasing giggles.—Brianne Colombo, Fairfield Free Public Library, NJ

Book Details

ISBN

9780763694883

First Release

March 2018

Genre

Fic

Dewey Classification

Trim Size

Page Count

48

Accelerated Reader

Level 1.6; Points: 0.5;

Scholastic Reading Counts

Level 0; Points: 0;

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Format

Print Book

Edition

Hardcover edition

Publisher

Candlewick

Potentially Sensitive Areas

No sensitive areas

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