The Big Adventures of a Little Tree

Tree Finds Friendship

Children - Picture Book
39 Pages
Reviewed on 01/06/2021
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Author Biography

Nadja Springer is a translator, a Member of the Alliance of Independent Authors and a haunter of local bookstores. She’s the wife of her own personal rock star and the mother of three curious free-range girls and one hairy teenage Golden Retriever.

She has lived in the middle of nowhere, in the center of everything, and currently lives on the East Coast of the United States.

You can learn more about Nadja by visiting her corner of the internet, or chat with her on Instagram: @thepassionatepeanut

    Book Review

Reviewed by Joy Hannabass for Readers' Favorite

The Big Adventures of a Little Tree: Tree Find Friendship is about a little tree living down by the shore with his brothers and sisters. This little tree wants to branch out, to find adventure, so he starts calling for his forest friends until the birds hear him and help him walk around on his adventure through the forest. Tree has lots of fun with many friends until it is time for winter. Oh, the tree needs to go home, but how? He can't move all by himself. Find the answers when you read The Big Adventures of a Little Tree by Nadja Springer.

Having a live talking tree is a brilliant idea for a story to teach children about love and friendships. Can trees dream? Tree, in this adorable story, dreamed and his dream came true. It was so much fun to watch Tree interact with the children throughout this book. Each page is filled with the story and the wonderful, vivid, and colorful illustrations make the perfect backdrop. Tilla Rand-Belle does an amazing job with the illustrations in this book. Each page of illustrations fits the story well. This is my first book by this author but after reading The Big Adventures of a Little Tree by Nadja Springer, I will definitely be reading more. If you know of a daycare, pre-school, or anywhere children will be, please suggest they purchase this book, or you can purchase it yourself and donate it. And your small child won't be able to read this yet, but his/her imagination will run wild as they look at the pictures and hear you read it aloud.

Jack Magnus

The Big Adventures of a Little Tree: Tree Finds Friendship is a children’s adventure picture book written by Nadja Springer and illustrated by Tilia Rand-Bell. The little tree loves his home by the sea. He loves to see the whales swim past and to marvel at the turtles as they go about their lives. Life with his brothers and sisters keeps him happy, but he still dreams of adventure, yearns to go wandering, to meet new friends, and see new places. Sadly, his efforts to uproot himself and begin his journey bear no fruit, but wait, his friends, the birds, know how to help him. They can all work together and soon the little tree was living his dreams. He was walking and about to discover the world.

Nadja Springer’s The Big Adventures of a Little Tree is an inspiring fable that helps kids see how even seemingly impossible obstacles can be met, especially with help from friends. After all, if a tree can walk, surely a lonely child who has difficulties making friends has a chance to turn things around? Tilia Rand-Bell’s enchanting illustrations bring the little tree, his natural habitat, and the friends he makes on his adventure to vivid and colorful life. I especially enjoyed the facial expressions the little tree makes as he tries so hard and is finally able to walk. The children the artist and author envision are marked by their diversity, including one girl in a wheelchair whose wheels are magically lit up with fairy lights. I love the spirit of adventure implicit in this book and the kindness that pervades every page. The Big Adventures of a Little Tree: Tree Finds Friendship is most highly recommended.

Tiffany Ferrell

The Big Adventures Of A Little Tree by Nadja Springer is about a small tree growing down by the shore where the sea turtles are at. He is happy being with his family, but what he really wants is to just wander about and meet new people. This is hard to do because he’s a tree and his roots are deeply planted into the ground. He has a good idea and with the help of the wind and all the birds, the tree's roots are pulled from the ground and he begins to live his dream of exploring. Seeking adventure, the tree finds a meadow with children playing. When he tries to play though, the children run away from him. Everyone left the tree except for one little girl who asked him how he managed to get there. He tells her about the birds and how he wants to meet new people, so the little girl calls her friends back to let them know that tree is okay and that they are friends.

I thought Nadja Springer has done a wonderful job in bringing a simple tree to life in The Big Adventures Of A Little Tree. I really enjoyed reading this book from the point of view of a tree who wanted nothing more than to experience some sort of adventure. I also like how the children weren’t afraid of the tree for being different and readily wanted to be his friends. It can teach a child that everyone is different but that doesn’t mean that you can’t get along and be friends. The illustrations are beautifully done and fit with the storyline. Overall, I found this a fun and unique read and it’s definitely a book I would recommend to others to enjoy.