Janice Udry and Marc Simont

“A bright and cheery picture book.” —From The Horn Book

“Simon’s watercolors perfectly complement the poetic simplicity of the text, allowing the reader room to engage in his or her own imaginative embroiderings about trees,” says the publisher of A Tree Is Nice. (Children’s Books and Authors).

The trees are lovely. They cover the entire sky. You can climb up a tree’s trunk, roll in its leaves, or hang a swing from one of its limbs if you have one. Cows and babies can both take a nap in the shade of a tree. Birds can build their nests in the branches. A tree is a useful thing to have around. A tree is lovely.”