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Loblolly, Loblolly, You're So Tall

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Loblolly pine trees fill Mommy Moo Moo's magical backyard. "Loblolly, Loblolly, you're so tall. You reach to the sky, up so high." These giant pines native to the American Southeast have never been so celebrated for their grace, their strength, and their beauty as in this enchanting picture book. Written in a lyrical style perfect for bedtime, "Loblolly, Loblolly, You're So Tall" captures the whimsy of a child's imagination and the majesty of the outdoors.

19 pages, Board book

First published October 19, 2016

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Mommy Moo Moo

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Debbie Barbuto aka Mommy Moo Moo® is an unschooling mama, artist, author, and activist. She creates Board Books with a Mission: Connecting people with people, people with nature, and people with the earth.® Debbie derives inspiration for her stories from her three daughters, her Cairn Terrier, Mother Nature, and life itself. Mommy Moo Moo lives by her mantra, "We live what we create. We create what we live." ~ Mommy Moo Moo

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Profile Image for Whispering Stories.
2,599 reviews2,552 followers
June 30, 2020
Book Reviewed on www.whisperingstories.com

Loblolly, Loblolly, you’re so tall is a book about the Loblolly trees that are native to the south-eastern USA. Living in the UK and having never heard of these trees before I found reviewing this book quite hard as my interest just wasn’t there.

The book features some amazing artwork and is written in a poetic form. I didn’t really see much of a story going on, more a collection of thoughts about what the trees look like. Whether that was them trying to reach the sky or their trunks looking like birthday candles. It did have a strangely calming effect though.

For those that love nature, this book will be adored. All the illustrations are of these magnificent, tall trees, and having looked at some photos on Google of them I can see how the author thinks they resemble giant candy floss (cotton candy) on sticks or bottle brushes.

Overall, I think this is a beautiful book, whilst I am confident that very few children in the UK will ever have heard of these trees, I’m also sure those that have a love of nature will enjoy learning about them and will adore looks at all the detailing that has gone into the illustrations.
Profile Image for N.N. Heaven.
Author 6 books1,796 followers
April 8, 2019
Nature is beautiful, magical and it’s our connection to it that makes life glorious. In Loblolly, Loblolly, You’re So Tall, Mommy Moo Moo peels back the curtain to reveal the child-like wonder of nature.

From the description of the trees to the wildlife it supports, the story unfolds in easy to read words with bold typeface. Poetic prose, while simple in nature, spoke to my soul. The illustrations, however, are what makes this such a work of art. Each page is illustrated with such detail, it almost looks like a photograph. The whimsical images remind me of a picture book of the Twelve Dancing Princesses I had when I was a young girl. So lifelike, I almost saw the trees move in the breeze and heard the birds sing.

If you’re a nature lover like me, you’re going to want this book. It’s not just for children but for all ages.

Disclaimer: I received a print copy from the author in the hopes I’d review it.

Favorite Character/Quote: Are you trying to touch the clouds as they go by?

My Rating: 5+ stars

Reviewed by: Mrs. N

This review first appeared: https://www.nnlightsbookheaven.com/si...
Profile Image for Jacob Rundle.
Author 4 books168 followers
February 1, 2019
I received a copy of Loblolly, Loblolly, You're So Tall in exchange for a true and honest review. I give this children's novel 5/5 stars. The story is concise and well written. I am not an Arborist, so I had to look up what a Loblolly was, but that didn't take away from my score for the story. The drawings were so well drawn, and the best part of the book. The story was entertaining, and I would recommend the book to school teachers and little children.
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Author 3 books178 followers
July 25, 2020
In this pure celebration of nature, Loblolly trees take center stage and introduce young listeners to them in a fascinating way.

Every page takes a beautifully done illustration and mixes it with a text nearing poetry. It's not written in rhyme but still takes on an almost musical flare. Loblolly trees cover each page, stretching majestically into the blue sky as various aspects about them are revealed. Sometimes, it's pure beauty. Others, there's a hint a humor and fun. There's even a bit of fantastical magic as a couple fairies appear in the mix... guaranteeing young listeners have something to point out and wonder about.

This book is a wonderful tribute to Loblolly trees and will interest those who have seen them...or those who simply love tales about nature. There were a couple moments, which surprised me—a suddenly repeated line on the end of two pages, and the direct description of what two funnier objects were (which kind of took away the fun, in my opinion). But this read put a smile on my face and leaves a warmth behind, which brings around the desire to simply lean back and watch the profoundness of trees.
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Author 9 books63 followers
February 23, 2019
Read this review and more on my blog at [Roxie Writes].

‘Loblolly, Loblolly, You’re So Tall’ by Mommy Moo Moo. Illustrated by David Hill
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 5/5
Finished on February 14, 2019
$3.99 on Kindle | $9.99 in Board Book

Loblolly pine trees fill Mommy Moo Moo's magical backyard. "Loblolly, Loblolly, you're so tall. You reach to the sky, up so high." These giant pines native to the American Southeast have never been so celebrated for their grace, their strength, and their beauty as in this enchanting picture book. Written in a lyrical style perfect for bedtime, "Loblolly, Loblolly, You're So Tall" captures the whimsy of a child's imagination and the majesty of the outdoors.


I have never reviewed a children’s board book before, but I jumped at the chance with ‘Loblolly, Loblolly, You’re So Tall”. This is a lovely book with beautiful, colorful illustrations and a charming story.

I liked the emphasis on the appreciation and reverence for nature. The gorgeous illustrations filled me with both a sense of peace and a quiet joy.

This is a book I would be proud to give to my own child or someone else’s I love. If you’re looking for a gift for a child in your life, pick this little beauty up. I’m sure you won’t regret it.
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411 reviews10 followers
July 12, 2020
This enchanting board book covers the loblolly pine which is native to the east coast of North America and is often known as an Indian, pair-coned, pine.

Reading this beautifully illustrated natural world storybook, where fairies dance among the flowers, makes one recognize now is a perfect time to get outside and enjoy a hike through trails where songbirds and small woodland mammals feed on the seeds of these citrus-scented pines.

I received a copy of this book from Jo Calizzi with Business Development at Mommy Moo Moo Board Books.
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1,097 reviews33 followers
July 4, 2020
As a mom and a teacher of young children, I've read a lot of children's books. I was so excited to receive a copy of Loblolly, Loblolly, You're So Tall. This little book enchanted me from the start. The pictures are so beautiful and remind me of beautiful paintings you'd find in a museum or hung on your wall. The lyrical rhymes do make the paintings come alive. Children will love the words and love finding the many animals and little fairies that are spread throughout the pages. I also love the fact that this board book will encourage a love of nature in small children. I think at times we often forget the beautiful country and world that we live in. This book will bring about discussions with little ones about how to keep our world healthy and preserve it for many generations to come. I will be sharing this book in the Fall with my school kids and my future grandchildren. I encourage you to go to Mommy Moo Moo's website to learn more about her mission.
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229 reviews46 followers
March 7, 2019
Today we are going to review a book that is going to no doubt excite the little kiddos in your life. I read this with my son whom for this review we will call “Buddy” again. We read this after a stormy day. Moreover, it was worth it. Stand up tall, play with the birds and get ready for a review of “Loblolly, Loblolly, You’re so Tall” by Mommy Moo Moo.

I want to take a moment to thank Mommy Moo Moo's team of amazing helpers for mailing me a physical copy of her book, which I appreciate beyond belief. The book came in a lovely box, so if you do order from her site specifically, which is where I got mine from. I assure you that the packaging is impressive. The book is a thick board book, perfect for the little ones in your life who haven’t mastered the art of page flipping a more traditional paper-paged book.

Let’s go into some first impressions and to start, this is one very beautiful looking book. The trees are beautifully drawn, the pages are full of rich color, the beautiful pictures are wonderful to look at.

Let’s go into the critiques I have, and they fall in the “Story Structure, Foundation, and Presentation” category. Specifically, there are a few capitalization issues with some of the stanzas, and the other issue I found had to do with the font being either too dark or too light for the drawing they were on. It’s minor, because hey it’s a kid’s book. But it is something and I am noting it just to note it.

The next critique goes into the “Whole Story” part of my scoring. I noticed this specific issue come up frequently with books of this type. “Loblolly, Loblolly, You’re So Tall” is written for its audience which isn’t a critique exactly, but the issue that there is with the storytelling, to me is something I do need to point out. There is no story here; it’s a collection of beautifully written observations with no cohesive tale. Absent is a beginning middle and end of a short story or narrative. I’m sure this story is non-fiction because I don’t see anything made up really in the tale aside from one picture that more of an explanation on the trees look and feel. Does that ruin the book? No, it’s just how the book is. If you have small children, no doubt you’ve encountered many books of this type which are filled with observations but no story.

Now, I want to go into this next part of the review with what I really enjoyed about “Loblolly, Loblolly, You’re so Tall” and that is specifically the beauty of the pictures with words that are calming. I found this book far more soothing to my son than most. He loves it. Here is his review.

“Oooh. There are so many trees! They are so big! Wow,” then he proceeded to point out all the trees in our back yard and told me that none of them were as big as the ones in the book. He enjoyed it, and we’ve been talking about trees off and on all night and into the next morning. Overall to my five-year-old, this is a calming and pretty book, but I am confident this would be great for a two-year-old or three-year-old as well.


Having all of the math and taking into consideration anything I saw, “Loblolly, Loblolly, You’re so Tall” is an 85/100 which is a four-star review on Goodreads and Amazon. This is a lovely book for the kiddo in your life who loves pretty pictures and learning about nature. It’s very calm, and I hope you find it a treasure, I know I have.
Profile Image for Amy Shannon.
Author 100 books120 followers
June 9, 2019
Stunning Children's book

Mommy Moo Moo pens a stunning children's story in Loblolly, Loblolly, You’re So Tall. The story tells a story about the Loblolly pine trees. The story shares the beauty and majesty of these great pine trees, and is perfectly written in a prose that children, and adults alike will enjoy. "You live with lots of other loblollies, the more the merrier." I found the story and the trees themselves very enchanting. I look forward to reading more by this author.
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Author 6 books89 followers
September 15, 2020
I read this book to my nephew when he was six months old. He loves trees, and this book delivers on this topic with its ode to loblolly pine trees which reside within its beautifully illustrated pages. The text is minimal, and the tone is gentle, providing a relaxing read for very young readers.
You can read my full review here:
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Author 5 books9 followers
March 31, 2021
The illustrations stand out and bring life to the loblolly trees and will show young readers the value of our being connected and protective of nature. It's a long lasting book because of i's theme and will be a classic to any library.
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