Look closely at a tree, to see how its life unfolds
You will see that there are different ways of looking at it. And that to truly see a tree requires a special kind of regard.
Through this book, written by Teresa Franquesa, children will be able to discover that a tree:
- Is a habitat itself
- Feeds animals
- Shelters us
- Provides shade
- Produces fruits and seeds
- Draws landscapes
- Inspires paintings, poems and adventures.
- On top of all that, a tree is a living being to love and care of.
Every spread has a big flap with a cut-out in the shapes of optical instruments to stimulate kids’ curiosity.
Every cut-out is an invitation to observe close up how the life of the tree unfolds.
At the end of the book, the reader will find a step-by-step guide for planting a tree.
by Teresa Franquesa. Illustrated by Sigrid Martínez
23.5 × 24 cm | 32 pages | Hardcover with flaps | Ages 4+
Publication: September 2021
TERESA FRANQUESA is the Director of Sustainability at Barcelona City Council.
Curator of EcoSphere, the new line of books that integrates education for sustainability, she first published 12 Things to Do Before you Grow Up.
Being one of the pioneers in environmental education in Catalonia, she has developed several popular EE and ESD projects, including the Education, Interpretation and Volunteering Plan for Collserola Natural Park; the Habitat EE Activity Guide, the School Ecoaudit Guide, and the Barcelona flagship ESD programme, Agenda 21 Escolar, which has received the UN-Habitat Dubai International Award for Best Practices 2011. This program was created and developed in the framework of the Barcelona Local A21, which she coordinates since 2000. Teresa Franquesa has a PhD in Ecology and a Master of Coaching and Leadership.
SIGRID MARTÍNEZ studied illustration in the art school Pau Gargallo in Badalona. She started creating prints and textile children patterns at Drapets. She currently combines this work with children’s illustrations.