Celebrating Irish Children’s Books | Online School and Family Book Festival. This year we are part of the Dublin Book Festival.

Only a Tree Knows How to be a Tree

A tree has leaves that turn sunshine into tree food. Amazing! Dogs, fishes, birds, water… they are all themselves, yet they fit together to make our living world.

A highly original book about what it means to be a person, unique yet intrinsically linked to the wider world – other people, animals and nature. … a book that can help open up discussions with children about the world and their place in it. The strong, colourful illustrations are full of joy and exuberance, and it’s lovely to see a diverse range of children portrayed in them. (Irish Independent)

What makes this feel-good reflection on individuality stand out are the illustrations… A simple message delivered effectively (Kirkus)

Wonder and significance permeate this catalogue of the essence of natural things… Wending from trees and dogs to birds and fish, and escalating up to the Earth itself, Murphy offers each item an affirmation of singularity (Publishers Weekly)




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