I Live in a Tree Trunk (Hardcover)

I Live in a Tree Trunk By Meg Fleming, Brandon James Scott (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Meg Fleming, Brandon James Scott (Illustrator)
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The irresistible companion to I Was Born a Baby—a hilarious read-aloud with catchy rhymes and bold, silly art about animals and the places they call home!

I live in a tree trunk. I live in a barn. I live in a shoebox. I’m down on the farm…

Soon all the other animals can’t help but share what their homes are called, too. Readers will learn about porcupines, salamanders, groundhogs, and more. But when the rabbit, platypus, and meerkat realize their homes share the same name, they can’t believe it. “Are you for SURE? I had NO clue!” becomes a catchy, energetic refrain readers will love chanting. ?

The text invites readers to predict what the animal is by using context clues and checking the endpapers to see if they guessed right.

The strong rhythm and unexpected discoveries of the animal kingdom, plus deadpan humor and wonderfully expressive art will spark a conversation about habitats and nature and leave readers wanting to read it aloud again and again.

About the Author

Meg Fleming was born a baby, but people called her Meglet (and sometimes Chick). She spends most of her time playing with words and tapping out rhythms to make books for kids like you. Meg is the author of many picture books, including Sounds Like School Spirit, illustrated by Lucy Ruth Cummins; Sometimes Rain, illustrated by Diana Sudyka; and Ready, Set, Sail!, illustrated by Luke Flowers. She writes from her home outside San Francisco, where she lives with her husband and three kids (all born babies) and their dog, Opal (who was definitely born a puppy).

Brandon James Scott is the illustrator of The Dog Who Wanted to Fly, a Canadian Children’s Book Centre Best Books for Kids & Teens of 2018, Snow Falls, which was selected for the 2020 Society of Illustrators’ Original Art Exhibition, and the upcoming Cow Says Meow. He is also an Emmy Award-nominated creator of the Canadian preschool television series Justin Time and is an animation director with over ten years' experience in the animation industry. Brandon lives with his family in Toronto, Canada.

Praise For…

In a bouncy follow-up to I Was Born a Baby (2022), Fleming and Scott employ the same format, this time exploring animal homes. Budding zoologists take note.  — Kirkus Reviews

"With easy-to-read text, children will have fun learning about different animals and their special habitats." — Calgary Herald

Product Details
ISBN: 9780063205215
ISBN-10: 0063205211
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publication Date: April 18th, 2023
Pages: 40
Language: English