The Monkey Tree by Lotsie Hermann Holton
The Monkey Tree is a personal account of the life of a crabapple tree. The life of a tree is long and filled with lots of waiting. However, it can be filled with lots of excitement too, as long as there are children and animals playing in your branches. Lucky for this tree, a grandmother, her grandchildren, and a family of robins keep its branches full of life!
The Monkey Tree, old through a first person narrative, shares personal experiences and life lessons with readers. Author Lotsie Hermann Holton gives us a glimpse into, not only the life of a crabapple tree, but also the life of her family. Holton’s love for her family, and the sheer joy she gets from spending time with them truly shines through the pages of this book. Through photographs and the beautiful design work of Megan Frank, we are introduced to Robert, Greta, Lotsie, and Tootsie. Readers will be inspired by this story to go outside and experience nature with their own families.