Hello, Tree Book Launch & Storytime

Join us on BookBar's patio for the launch of Hello, Tree, written by Ana Crespo and illustrated by Dow Phumiruk! We will be celebrating this launch with a special storytime. If you'd prefer to join by Zoom, register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUsdeuhqj4pGdwPn7nxl0dO8-ZJKvjqBkwG

About the Author: Ana Crespo is happiest when surrounded by nature. So, Ana spends her summers traveling around the United States, visiting National Parks, and exploring some of the most beautiful places in America. She usually returns from her trips full of ideas for new stories. Ana considers herself lucky for having a career that allows her to keep her imagination alive way beyond her childhood years. Originally from Brazil, Ana lives in the beautiful Rocky Mountain region with her husband and kids. Ana is the author of seven books for children, including Lia & Luís: Who Has More, winner of the 2021 Mathical Book Prize (Pre-K), and The Sock Thief: A Soccer Story, winner of the 2016 International Latino Book Awards, PB-Bilingual.

About the Illustrator: Dow Phumiruk (last name pronounced Poo' mee ruck) is a pediatrician who has found her passion in creating children's books. She's the illustrator of many children's book, including Maya Lin, Artist-Architect of Light and Lines, and Counting on Katherine. She lives in Colorado with her husband, three artistic daughters, and a handful of small pets.

About the Book: Inspired by the 2013 Black Forest fire and told from the viewpoint of a tree watching its home destroyed, Hello, Tree is about the kinship between humans and nature, and preservation of the environment.

It was a swallow who called it first.
“Fire’s coming!”
And the animals ran away.
Even the insects tried to flee.
The girl and her family left, too.
All I could do…was wait.
When a wildfire comes roaring into the forest, all the animals and humans flee. But all the tree can do is wait. Wait until many days and nights pass. Wait until the fire loses the battle. And wait until the forest is still before the forest can be reborn and the animals and the girl can come back.

Event date: 
Tuesday, September 14, 2021 - 4:30pm
Hello, Tree Cover Image
By Ana Crespo, Dow Phumiruk (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780316425261
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 14th, 2021