A Family of Trees : My First Book of ForestsPeggy Thomas, illustrated by Cookie Moon

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A read-aloud, poetic introduction to forests for children aged 2-4 that, when unfolded, creates a forest-scape that is as long as a king-size bed!

In this first book of forests for the very young, children are invited to experience how trees, like humans, talk to each other, care for each other, share food, and create a home together. The book further unfolds to showcase a lush temperate forest-scape, creating a true visualization of how trees are connected and form forest families. Back panels offer vivid illustrations of diverse forests environments around the world for a more global context, while secondary text offers more detailed, curricular information about tree science and the flora and fauna that rely on forest habitats.

This artful and heart-warming introduction to forests and the new science of tree communication has a stunning accordion-style board-book format. Housed in a gift case with a magnetic closure, it opens up to create a forest-scape that is 2.47 metres or over eight-feet long – both a book to treasure and a beautiful, fold-out shelf display of a forest-scape, perfect for any child’s room.

Ages 2-4


  • Format: Board Book
  • Size: 170 × 118 mm (6 3/4 × 4 5/8 in)
  • Pages: 42 pp
  • Illustrations: 0 illustrations
  • ISBN: 9781838667917

Peggy Thomas is an award-winning author who has published more than 20 non-fiction books for children. With a master’s degree in anthropology, Peggy explores a wide range of subjects blending history and science. Her most recent books earned the NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Book, 2020 Best Book from the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture, and 2020 Book Award from Henry Ford Heritage Association.

Cookie Moon is a Tel-Aviv based illustrator whose clients include The New Yorker, The Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, Condé Nast Traveler, British Airways, Expedia, and RATP Group Paris, amongst others. This is her first children’s book.

‘A beautifully crafted journey through the forest … Captivates both young minds and their guardians with its poetic narrative and expansive, intricate visuals.’ – Little Cub Literacy

‘A very attractive fold-out book.’ – Five Books  

‘Superb … Serves as a spectacular starter for young readers to unearth the majesty of forests.’ – Olivia the Librarian

‘Charming.’ – Cracking the Cover