Desmond, Jenni

Albert's Tree

(3) K-3 When bear Albert's favorite tree starts crying loudly, other woodland animals try without success to help him cheer it up. Finally, Albert hugs the tree and discovers who's really crying: an owl who's afraid of a "big hairy monster," i.e., Albert. Having cleared up their comical misunderstanding, the two new friends enjoy the tree together. Childlike mixed-media illustrations complement the story's gentle humor.


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