We Planted a Tree


Written by Diane Muldrow and illustrated by Bob Staake, two young families in two very different parts of the world plant a tree. As the trees flourish, so do the families . . . while trees all over the world help clean the air, enrich the soil, and give fruit and shade.

With a nod to Kenya’s successful Green Belt Movement, WE PLANTED A TREE celebrates the life and hope that every tree—from Paris to Brooklyn to Tokyo—brings to our planet.




North American publisher: Golden Books

Foreign rights: Golden Books, Sy Sung (ssung@randomhouse.com)



"With a synergistic mesh of lyrical language and bright, expansive illustrations, this picture book enumerating the many benefits of trees is a winner."—School Library Journal