Thank heaven my detective case of the chinaberry tree reminded me of a favorite read-aloud picture book and a favorite illustrator. Marc Simont illustrated the 1957 Caldecott Medal book by Janice May Udry, A Tree is Nice.
Simont also illustrated one of my eldest's favorites, Karla Kuskin's The Philharmonic Gets Dressed. That delightful book forever altered my music appreciation and symphony experiences! I can't help wondering which member of the DSO is wearing the red long underwear.
Trees are nice. Reading favorite books in a treehouse is very nice, too.
© 2007 Nancy L. Ruder