Grow, Tree, Grow! Dom Conlon and Anastasia Izlesou


Published August 9, 2022

Deforestation, decomposition and photosynthesis are explored as we uncover the wonderful ecosystem of an oak tree .

The fifth book in the Wild Wanderers series looks at the humble oak tree and the life it helps to support.

Through Dom Conlon’s lyrical poetry and Anastasia Izlesou’s fantastic illustrations we journey through the life of one oak tree, discovering its contribution to the planet and the creatures who share it.

Touching upon many important topics, including photosynthesis, deforestation, decomposition and what plants need to grow, the book also includes a range of fascinating tree facts, making it perfect for use in science lessons.

Children are also introduced to a range of other natural life through the text and illustrations, including deer, caterpillars, ants, squirrels, pigs and more.

Grow, Tree, Grow! is perfect for use in cross curricular education, touching upon various teaching areas, including language, literature, science, art, history and PSCHE.

The Wild Wanderers series as a whole, consisting of Shine, Star, Shine!, Blow, Wind, Blow!, Swim, Shark, Swim! and Leap, Hare, Leap!. Leap!, takes a dynamic journey through biodiversity, the environment and its challenges to unlock a world of wonder. With rich language and enchanting art, Wild Wanderers idelivers STEAM education from the heart, including facts about the principal species and topics in order to embed a love of science and the natural world into children of all ages.

Graffeg have many more Wild Wanderers titles planned up until 2024, covering butterflies, cats, flowers and many more, educating as well as entertaining new generations of budding scientists.

Praise for Wild Wanderers series:

Leap, Hare, Leap! was nominated for the CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medal 2021

‘A sumptuously illustrated, powerful poem’ Imogen Russell Williams, The Guardian (Swim, Shark, Swim!)

‘[Dom] has successfully created a living piece of literature that evokes all sorts of images and experiences the reader/listener may have and cleverly captures the life and forms of the wind in its journey across Earth.’ Christian Ritchie, Scottish Book Trust (Blow, Wind, Blow!)

‘Dom achieves so much with his compressed language […] I think Anastasia Izlesou’s illustrations for this book are even more stunning than in the other books.’ Nikki Gamble (Shine, Star, Shine!)

Grow, Tree, Grow!

Author: Dom Conlon

Illustrator: Anastasia Izlesou

Format: Paperback, 36 pages

Size: 250 x 250mm

ISBN: 9781802580761

Price: £7.99

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