‘‘a great resource to read and discuss in forest schools and outdoor classrooms. A wonderful companion story to The Happy Hedgerow by Elena Mannion and Erin Brown”
The School Reading List
‘The language provides a real sense of the countryside and its inhabitants. It is increasingly important that children are introduced to words such as ‘acorn’, ‘dunnock’ and ‘hedgerow’. Children will enjoy exploring the illustrations and comparing the end papers! The story is warm and friendly and can be used to generate discussions on trees and animals throughout the seasons. This book would be a welcome addition to a class or school library or for children to read and reread at home’.
Anne Bradley, National Secretary of the Federation of Children’s Book Groups
Little Acorn is growing happily right by Old Oak’s nose, and never wants to leave the tree!
But when a brisk wind blows, he tumbles to the ground and a whole new life must begin. Will he survive the squirrel, the ramblers and the deer, who all take an interest in him?
Elena Mannion’s charming tale – a follow up to her highly praised THE HAPPY HEDGEROW – paints a gentle world that moves to the rhythm of the seasons. Together with generous and warm Old Oak, animals and insects are depicted in all their glory by Erin Brown. A book to treasure and keep, this is a celebration of nature, the life cycle of the oak tree, and all the myriad species this keystone plant hosts.
Publication: October 2022
Size: 32pp 230 x 265 mm (landscape)
Themes: Nature, nature conservation, empathy
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