By Loretta Garbutt


March 15, 2024



ThemesNature and environmentSTEM

Age / Grade 0-4 / Early Years 4-7 / Kindergarten-Grade 1 6-8 / Grades 1-3

It’s early spring, and Mother Pin Oak enlists the help of her forest family to wake her sleepy sapling.

When Mother Pin Oak wakes to crisp, spring air and cannot seem to stir her Little Pin Oak growing beside her, she seeks help from other members of her forest community.

Lush and lively art brings the forest family to life in this sweetly whimsical story about the wonders of nature. An author’s note in the opening pages explains the author’s discovery of tree families and educational back matter presents more information about trees and age-appropriate further reading suggestions.