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The Amazing Tree

3.8  ·  Rating details ·  20 Ratings  ·  13 Reviews
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published September 1st 2009 by NorthSouth
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Kandice Buck
Nov 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: life-lessons
This book is about an old tree that had the best fruit growing on it. All of the animals were hungry and wanted the fruit but they could not get it to fall down. Different animals would go ask the wise Tortoise how to get the fruit to fall. Every animal except the rabbit. They would not let the rabbit go because they said that the rabbit was to small to go. Each time the different animals would come back they would forget the name of the tree that they are suppose to say to the tree to make the ...more
Dec 01, 2011 rated it really liked it
A traditional story from Tanzania, from the Fipa tribe. There has been a drought and all the animals are hungry, but they cannot figure out how to get fruit from a tree. So they decide to ask the wise tortoise. Rabbit volunteers, but is told she is too small. The other animals all forgot for one reason or another, till Rabbit finally gets her turn . . . and succeeds. Vivid, saturated colors of illustrations are notable; even the animals (and their clothes!) are brightly colored. A decorative qua ...more
This story starts after all the animals started living together peacefully. One summer, there was no rain. Without the rain, it was hard to find food. One tree had plenty of fruit on it that would keep everyone fed. The only problem is, the fruit is too high even for giraffe to reach. The animals go to the wise tortoise to find out how to get the fruit. He told them that all they had to do was say the tree's name and the fruit would fall like rain. The only problem was, the animals kept forgetti ...more
Sep 10, 2011 rated it really liked it
In this book, all the animals learned a wise lesson. They learned just because you are big doesn't mean you are more capable of something than someone who is small. The large animals went to the wise Tortoise's home three different times in order to learn how the name of the tree. All three times, the animals forgot the name. So the fourth time they sent a small animal, the rabbit. The rabbit tried to go each time! She remembered the name, and saved the animals from starving. The big animals lea ...more
Shaley Dunn
I really enjoyed reading this book. It is about a magical tree that had fruit on it all the time. The animals couldnt get the fruit down though so they went to the turtoise to get like a "password" for the fruit. It is about trusting someone you wouldnt think could accomplish the task. The only thing I didnt like about it was is it was a little repetitive.
William Dickerson
Mar 27, 2014 rated it really liked it
A fine parable that explains that size is not an indication of how capable you can be. Watch out for the secret word to make the fruit fall since it's rather complicated. (Don't read it to kids without practicing first.)
Jessica Herd
Jan 14, 2014 rated it really liked it
This is a very cute book that I would use in my classroom. I would read it to younger children mainly because the younger rabbit in the story was right the whole time and the older animals should have listened to her from the beginning. I think they would love this!
Dec 01, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: picture-books
This was an okay book, it was a little bit boring and the I didn't really like the pictures. This book would be age appropriate for 2nd and 3rd graders.
Feb 01, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kid-s-books
Nicely illustrated in bold, bright colors, this book is a folk tale from Africa. While it gets a little repetitive and obvious, the moral at the end of the story is worth it.
Aug 09, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fairy-tale
African folklore..story of Ungali
Ashley Zander
Oct 29, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This is a cute book
Garrett Ellis
A great book showing how important it is to allow everyone a chance to complete such a difficult task! You must share the work load at times to be successful!
Apr 27, 2011 rated it really liked it
What a great lesson in, size doesn't matter!! The smallest animal of all, can remember the name of the tree, so, they can eat until their heart's desire.
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