I Am Sequoia, A Pinecone's Adventure

Children - Adventure
36 Pages
Reviewed on 08/23/2021
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Author Biography

E.P.Clanton lives in Portland, Oregon
where he enjoys the beautiful Pacific Northwest outdoors.
He has an entrepreneurial background as an artist, multi-media craftsman and author/illustrator.
He loves cooking, hiking, camping, traveling and spending time with his family, including playing and reading stories with his grandchildren.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Daniel D Staats for Readers' Favorite

I Am Sequoia: A Pinecone’s Adventure by E. P. Clanton is about so much more than the life cycle of sequoias. This children’s book is destined to become a classic. Clanton tells the story of a pinecone that falls from its tree and is trampled by a large bear. What appears to be a disaster turns into a new chapter in its life. Parents reading this story to their children have so many opportunities to use this book as a springboard for discussions with their children about growing up and the fear that comes with change. This book also explains how change leads to more wonderful adventures.

Move over Good Night Moon, there is a new classic in town! E. P. Clanton’s I Am Sequoia: A Pinecone’s Adventure is destined for a top spot in children’s classics. E. P. Clanton writes in a poetic style while not rhyming. The way Clanton tells the story will grab the attention of any child and hold that attention to the end. Change is difficult for all of us and for children, especially, change is scary. As they grow, they sense so many new feelings, and some of them are quite fearful. Children will be able to identify with the emotions expressed by the pinecone. In reading this book, parents will be able to talk to youngsters about the different life stages in a loving environment, and children will be able to open up about how they feel, like the pinecone. Clanton understands the thinking of young people and writes on their level. The illustrations are superb and will delight the reader. The parents will enjoy the short sentences with a poetic flair.

Walter S.

We enjoyed this book very much. The message is wonderful, deep but not too much so. Our 3,6,8,10 and 12 year old grandchildren love this book, the artwork as well. So much to see..

I have now ordered 6 of these.... Great gifts.. I will also be donating two to our school psychologist ...

Thank you

Cindy M Mahar

Grandkids Learned and Loved this beautiful book.

I just read this to 2 of my grandchildren who are going through some painful times missing their parent. I was able to help them see that this time of being pressed under may produce new and wonderful things in their family that they had no idea could happen. I believe this book gave them hope today. And they loved all the little details and finding all the extra creatures in all the illustrations. Thank you for this wonderful book. Cannot wait for more.

Amazon Customer

Touching message, gorgeous illustrations!

We adore this book. The pine cone’s adventure has so many important and applicable lessons for life’s journey. A beautiful teaching of how a sequoia can be grown and also building empathy for the adventure. For our adventure! The illustrations are STUNNING. Every page is a masterpiece. You can feel the love, intention, and impeccability with each turn of the page. Plus my son’s middle name is Sequoia! Highly recommend this book for your children. It will be a treasure on your book shelf!

Jaci Presley

Wonderful Story

The artwork is beautiful and whimsical.
The story line is great.I purchased this for my youngest grandsons (4 and 6) who just lost their father in December (five months ago). The story is about how to deal with darkness and disappointment and still grow into the greatest tree ever.
Thank you, E. P. Clanton


Beautiful Story with Masterful Illustrations!

"I Am Sequoia" is such a beautiful story... a story of Life, and the illustrations are so lush and visually absorbing. Children (and adults like me ;) will enjoy this book over and over again. What a Masterwork!!
This is a book for every child and home. Just beautiful...


Buy this beautiful book ❤️

This is a fantastic book..
Well written and the illustrations are so beautiful..
I will be buying more copies for my relatives..

Austin Van Winkle

Beautifully Illustrated. Great Message for my Daughter

I definitely reccomend this book for any parents who want to read a wholesome, enjoyable book for both you and your child!!

Michelle Oleski

Beautiful Story and Illustrations

I read this with my 6 year old grandson. Well actually he read it to me. It's a wonderful story with beautiful illustrations. He loved the story and wanted to know more about the Sequoias, so we did an internet search. The next day, his class was doing a section on trees and he could't wait to share I Am Sequoia with them and tell them about the Sequoia trees.
This book is truly inspiring on so many levels.

Iris Hart

It is delightfully written and illustrated. My 8-year-old grandson took a sympathetic liking to the little pinecone and rooted for him throughout. I highly recommend this book as very refreshing as well as mind- and spirit-opening.


I got this book for my young children and I will continue to read it to them as they grow up! It provides great example of how change is necessary in life to grow.