Performancing Metrics

There's A Book

A Tree for Emmy by Mary Ann Rodman Illustrated by Tatjana Mai-Wyss

Published by Peachtree Publishers

Pages: 32

Ages: 4-8

Publishers Summary: Emmy loves trees. She loves oak trees with acorns. She loves pine trees with cones, and willow trees with swishy branches. But best of all, Emmy loves the mimosa tree that grows in her grandmother’s pasture. Emmy swings on its branches, plays with its fuzzy pink blossoms, and rattles its seedpods like maracas.

But when Emmy decides she wants a mimosa tree of her own for her birthday, she is dismayed to find that many grown-ups do not share her enthusiasm. Garden stores only sell ornamental trees like plum or pear or tulip trees.

Emmy is crushed—until she discovers that the answer to her problem is growing right before her eyes!

“Emmy certainly is a stubborn little girl. I’m sure none of us know any of those, do we? She’s in love with a tree, but not just any tree, a Mimosa Tree. She swings and plays all around the one she’s fallen in love with at her grandmother’s home and now, for her birthday, she wants one of her own. She’s determined and won’t settle for any tree but her beloved Mimosa.

“In A Tree for Emmy you have the wonderful opportunity of learning about all types of trees. From Oak to Pine to Willows and even to all different varieties of fruit trees. And though it’s easy to get swept away in Emmy’s temper tantrums and demands you quickly learn the beauty of the book rests with it’s story of nature and trees. Children will love to learn from Emmy, all of the many trees available in the great outdoors.

“The story is told through the words of Mary Ann Rodman and the gorgeous illustrations of Tatjana Mai-Wyss. One of the most delightful parts of the book are the textures Mai-Wyss used in the illustrations, there are even some of Emmy’s dresses made of a crocheted yarn that’s duplicated on the page. Just beautiful.

“Overall, I loved this book. Emmy was a typical little girl as her grandmother referred to her, ‘stubborn and strong and a little bit wild’, but who of us as little girls wasn’t like this? Through her journey for just that one special Mimosa tree you discover a whole world of nature to take in and go out and devour. It’s one you will want to read with your little ones and then go out and tell them all the different tree types you know. And maybe, just maybe, plant a favorite for your little girl or boy.”

The1stdaughter Recommends: Ages 4 and up. From the illustrations to the story all will be delighted to run out and find their “favorite tree”.

For the Comments: Do you have a favorite tree? If so, what is it and why? (Mine’s definitely a Weeping Willow.)

Giveaway: Thanks to Peachtree Publishers I have one copy of this book to giveaway to one lucky follower of There’s A Book!

Details: You MUST fill out the form below, comments will not count as entries. Must be a follower of There’s A Book. Must be a US/Canadian resident. The giveaway will run from May 4, 2010 until May 21, 2010 midnight EST.

The Contest is now closed. Please check back soon for the winning announcement and more great giveaways!

This book was provided for review by Peachtree Publishers, find them on Twitter here. Images provided courtesy of the Publisher. Thank you!
Purchasing products by clicking through the links in this post will provide us a modest commission through our affiliate relationship with

30 Responses to A Tree for Emmy by Mary Ann Rodman Illustrated by Tatjana Mai-Wyss Review & Giveaway

  1. This book looks so adorable!! Thanks for the chance to win!
    .-= Carrie at In the Hammock Blog´s last blog ..In My Mailbox (21) =-.

  2. Katie says:

    I have always loved birch trees: “So was I once a swinger of birches/and so I dream of going back to be.”

    When I was little, my tree house was up in an apple tree, so I still have a love for apple blossoms in the spring time!

    A Tree for Emmy sounds like such a cute story. It probably would be a great future Earth Day pick!
    .-= Katie´s last blog ..Pop =-.

  3. Thank you for following and commenting on my blog, “A Novel Idea”! I love, love, love this site – so cute and full of info that I love!!!

    I love your button, too! I also put it on my mommy blog, “Ten Thousand Hugs”. It is just too cute!!!

    Have a great day! You really made my day with your comment and becoming a follower on my blog!! 🙂
    .-= Mary Elizabeth´s last blog ..Literacy Tip #2 – Repetition, Repetition, Repetition! =-.

  4. Christina says:

    Poplars are my favorite. I think it’s because the bark reminds me of rice paper….

  5. Gina says:

    What a wonderful post and such an adorable book! As soon as I saw the cover (yep, cover luv, can’t help it) with the bright colors, the little girl swinging in the tree and the cute little pup, I knew this would be great. I really like the fact that this book teaches readers young (and not so young) about the different types of trees. Great towards the Arbor Day idea as well. As for favorite type, I’m with you on the weeping willow, though a nice large oak tree is friendly for sitting by and reading as well. Thanks for sharing!
    .-= Gina´s last blog ..Order, Order in the Court!: Presumed Innocent by Scott Turow =-.

    • Thank you! Isn’t it just adorable? When I saw it I immediately fell in love with it as well. (I’m a cover snob as well, what can I say?) Definitely the perfect blend of teaching beautiful story/illustrations, an all around great book! Thanks for stopping by! :o)

  6. TRACY HEYER says:

    Thanks for the great chance. To win this great book.

  7. Jen says:

    My favorite tree is the coconut. I associate it with beautiful beaches and relaxing vacations. I wish I could plant one in my yard.

    A friend has a little girl that loves to read. I think she would enjoy this book.
    .-= Jen´s last blog ..Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle =-.

  8. Christie says:

    This book looks super cute! I adore the illustrations.
    .-= Christie´s last blog ..Review: Shadow Hills by Anastasia Hopcus =-.

  9. NotNessie says:

    I think Annabel would just love this book. It’s so cute!

    BTW, Dead in the Family arrived today!! Thank you so much. I’m already a few chapters in and it’s just as good as I hoped.
    .-= NotNessie´s last blog ..Tuesday Top Five – Page =-.

  10. NotNessie says:

    Though so far none of my predictions have come true… lol
    .-= NotNessie´s last blog ..Tuesday Top Five – Page =-.

  11. I don’t necessarily have a favorite tree, although I LOVE it when the cherry trees blossom!
    .-= Julie (Knitting and Sundreis)´s last blog ..May 3, 2010 Monday Giveaway Roundup =-.

  12. Crystal says:

    sooo cute!!! I love it already! What a great book! I like weeping willows in the summer bc of the shade! Although orange blossoms are to die for! The smell alone has me in heaven!

  13. I’m actually just a tree fanatic in general. Books about trees? Always a big hit in this household.

    I suppose that if I had to pick one, though, it would be a mulberry. They’re great for climbing and I love mulberries.

    Or maybe an apple tree. We planted an apple tree when my daughter was born, so I have a special lovething for apple trees now. And besides, who doesn’t love apples?

    Or maybe an olive tree. That’s the agreed-upon tree for the next baby because I love them. Even if some of them are messy.

    Or oak. They can be so big and lovely and strong. Or pecan. They’re so majestic in spring! Or cherry. I hate cherries, but the blossoms are beautiful…

    Or. Or. Or. Or. OR! I just love trees =)
    .-= Sarah @´s last blog ..Babies: (n.) blobs with personality. =-.

  14. MJ says:

    I teach kindergarten. Thanks for the great reviews.

  15. Tif says:

    This looks so cute!! My favorite tree is the pine . . . I grew up in the mountains of Montana and nothing is better than the scent of pine trees!!!! 🙂

  16. Hello, I’m new to your site, I found it in Google. I’ve been browsing around your posts and I’d just like to say that I really like it 🙂

  17. phxbne says:

    I like jacaranda trees

  18. Alipet813 says:

    I love weeping willows too! My grandparents had 2 in their yard while I was growing up and I always thought they were so beautiful. Every time I see one I think of them.
    .-= Alipet813´s last blog ..The Passage by Justin Cronin =-.

  19. […] to our RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!The time has come to announce the winner of the Giveaway for A Tree for Emmy by Mary Ann Rodman Illustrated by Tatjana Mai-Wyss. I’d first like to thank Peachtree […]

  20. […] no become household “must-haves” including, A Place for Frogs by Melissa Stewart and A Tree for Emmy by Mary Ann Rodman. It’s no doubt you’re in for a treat this month and I couldn’t be more excited to […]

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *