Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Big Tree, by Mary & Conrad Buff
I was not the proper audience for this book. Because the story spans thousands of years, it is told as short vignettes from different times- the lives of animals living nearby, fire passing through, Indians hunting nearby. . . because Wawona (the tree) is immobile, his perspective is limited and his voice is slow and generally passive. Honestly, I was bored. But this one may have more appeal for wildlife lovers or conservationists. It does have some accurate and well-done black-and-white illustrations.