Author/Illustrator: Vincent X. Kirsch
Publisher: Abrams Books, 2019
Hang on tight with both hands.
Take it one branch at a time.
Letting go will be the hardest part...
Roger and Adelia are the very best of friends. They've spent many springtimes collecting birds' nests, autumns jumping into piles of colorful leaves, and winters building snowmen. When Adelia has to move away, the two friends must say goodbye. However, she has a parting gift. She will teach Roger how to climb a tree and fall safely. But how do you learn to let go? Adelia makes sure that, for Roger, falling will be the easiest part.
A tender tale for anyone who's ever had to say goodbye to a friend, How I Learned to Fall Out of Trees captures the bittersweet emotions of growing up and moving forward.
THREE REASONS TO READ:
1. A problem kids (and adults) can identify with!
2. Such a sweet and tender (and clever) treatment of the problem that's kid-friendly and not at all preachy.
3. Wonderful, accessible art that also works to make the story accessible.
BONUS REASON: TREES -- trees are so important and the cornerstone to this book. We need more trees!
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