The Tree Keepers

Author:

Gemma Koomen

Title:

The Tree Keepers

Publisher:

Nataka Books Reviews: 

The Tree Keepers

A simple and beautiful story about small people  called the 'Tree Keepers' who spend their days working, playing and learning from each other. The book is about friendship and teaches children, especially those who are timid and play alone, how they can go about forming friendships. 


We love books that quietly get on with the beautiful task of storytelling without screaming 'diversity'. The characters are naturally diverse characters as they come together to experience the world around them. It is a simple story with various characters, a simply lesson, classic show do not tell, and an enjoyable read for children.


-- Nataka Books Review

Nataka Books Full Review: 

The Tree Keepers

The blurb first:

At the edge of the woods, there is a great tree. Peep through the branches and you might just see some little people who stand as tall as your thumb and have heads the size of hazelnuts. Sylvia prefers to be alone rather than play noisy games with the other Tree Keepers.

But one day, she finds a baby bird in her favourite hiding place. As Sylvia and the bird become friends, can she learn that sometimes, things are better when you have someone to share them with? This beautiful debut is a tribute to community and friendship. Sunday Times Children's Book to Watch Out for - This charming debut picture book is about tiny people who live in trees, a baby starling and the joys of nature and of making friends.


The Nataka Books Review:

A simple and beautiful story about small people  called the 'Tree Keepers' who spend their days working, playing and learning from each other. The book is about friendship and teached children, especially those who are timid and play alone, how they can go about forming friendship. 


We love books that quietly get on with the beautiful task of storytelling without screaming 'diversity'. The characters are naturally diverse characters as they come together to experience the world around them. It is a simple story with various characters, a simply lesson, classic show do not tell, and an enjoyable read for children.


-- Nataka Books Review