TITLE: HAPPY BIRTHDAY TREES
AUTHOR: Karen Rostoker-Gruber
ILLUSTRATOR: Holly Sterling
"Happy Birthday, Trees" backstory:
which at that time was called, "Happy Birthday to the Trees." I sent it to the PJ Library and
won their author incentive award (two thousand dollars).
shortened the title to "Happy Birthday, Trees," which I like a lot better.
It's a board book about planting a tree with simple rhyming couplets and a repeated refrain.
It's for the Jewish holiday Tu B'Shevat, which is very similar to Earth Day.
Holly Sterling's illustrations are very lively and colorful! The characters in this book look
like they are having so much fun that I want to hop into her illustrations!
I also like the characters in my book because they come from diverse backgrounds and they
are working together in harmony.
Photo: Karen's Manuscript Files!
THANK YOU for Sharing Your Story Behind the Story, Karen!