In My Tree

by Sara Gillingham and Lorena Siminovich

Board books always scream texture to me. I imagine that is because by their very nature they are tactile…grubby little hands paw all over them. And maybe chomp on, too – but isn’t that a whole different story?

And this one is darling.

A curvy, concentric die cut is one thing. (It’s awesome.) A curvy, concentric die cut hiding a goggly-eyed orange owl? (More awesome.)

Each page turn reveals a bright color palette, contrasted with the colors of the previous page. That’s what makes those concentric circles especially dynamic.

And the collage of textures…whoa. The pages feature cut paper or fabric-like overlays which frame that felted owl with a beautiful connection.

Lovely little book. Surely you know someone HOO needs it?! (Couldn’t resist. So sorry.)


  • Posted October 14, 2012 at 11:12 am | Permalink

    Hoo but you could get away with the groaner jokes?
    Darling book too!

  • Posted October 14, 2012 at 2:51 pm | Permalink

    Cute book for little people!

  • Posted October 14, 2012 at 5:44 pm | Permalink

    What a gorgeous little book, Carter! Just perfect for the youngest set!

  • Posted October 14, 2012 at 9:06 pm | Permalink

    What a beautiful book! I’m going to get it for my little grandson.

  • Posted October 14, 2012 at 9:52 pm | Permalink

    Ooooooh. Pretty! Hoo knew?! Thanks for the great recommendation!

  • tinamcho
    Posted October 14, 2012 at 10:06 pm | Permalink

    Owls seems very popular. This looks like a cute board book for babies!

  • Posted October 30, 2012 at 6:11 am | Permalink

    I want to squeeze that owl!!! But that may not be wise! LOL!

    Beautiful book!

  • Posted January 15, 2013 at 7:00 am | Permalink

    I really appreciate the books you have highlighted. They are each so interesting and unique.