Tonia the Tree
Key Concept: Growing and changing
Written by: Sandy Stryker
Illustrated by: Itoko Maeno
Evaluation Guide: 8 pp.
Storybook: 32 pp.
Teaching Guide: 20 pp.
DVD/Video Run Time: 12:10
DVD/Video Run Time: in Spanish 12:10
Tonia the Tree - Kit
Price: $ 89.50
Show youngsters that some risks are worth taking.
“You know growth doesn’t come from the outside. Growth only comes from within.” So says the wise tree surgeon to Tonia the Tree, and Tonia learns to her ultimate joy that she is right.
Encouraged by the sympathetic doctor and the example of her friends, the migrating birds, Tonia discovers that opening up to change and growth is exhilarating, that life is an adventure, and that courage makes dreams obtainable.
Sandy Stryker’s rhymes and Itoko Maeno’s watercolors combine to create a world of lyrical beauty and possibility. The Tonia the Tree teaching guide will help you explore the many faces of change. Your students will impersonate Tonia and friends in role playing, invent new words and illustrate them with drawings, and celebrate a zany “Backwards Day!" Tonia the Tree will help you
• Demonstrate the inevitability of change
• Build enthusiasm for life-long growth and learning
• Encourage calculated risk-taking and growth in self-esteem
What others think about Tonia the Tree
Friends of American Writers, Juvenile Book Merit Award
“Children of all ages will see that change and growth can be an adventure.”
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