International Rights

Picture a Tree

  • ISBN 9781443107617, Hardcover
  • 32 Pages | Ages 3 to 8
Picture a tree - what do YOU see?

Picture a tree, from every season, and from every angle. These wondrous beings give shade and shelter. They protect, and bring beauty to, any landscape.

Now look again. Look closer.

A tree's colours both soothe and excite. Its shape can ignite the imagination and conjure a pirate ship, a bear cave, a clubhouse, a friend; an ocean, a tunnel, and a home sweet home. Its majestic presence evokes family, growth, changes, endings and new beginnings.

Picture a tree - what do you see? The possibilities are endless.

In this gorgeous new picture book, Barbara Reid brings her vision, her craft, and her signature Plasticine artwork to the subject of trees. Each page is a celebration, and you will never look at trees in quite the same way again.

Rights Sold

English (Asia) – Scholastic Asia, Chinese Complex – Taiwan Mac, Chinese Simplified – Huaxia, English (US) – Albert Whitman, French (N. Amer.) – Éditions Scholastic, Korean – Kids M, Russian – AST-Hobbyteka

Selling Points

• Barbara Reid is one of Canada’s most renowned authors and illustrators of picture books • The United Nations declared 2011 the International Year of the Forest. • This book is printed on forest-friendly, FSC-certified paper.


  • Winner, Libris Awards - Children's Picture Book of the Year, 2012
  • Short-listed, Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator's Award, 2012
  • Short-listed, Governor General's Award for Children's Literature - Illustration, 2012
  • Short-listed, Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award, 2012
  • Short-listed, Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Award, 2012
  • Short-listed, Shining Willow Award (Saskatchewan Young Readers' Choice), 2012
  • Commended, OLA Best Bets, 2011
  • Commended, Toronto Public Library First & Best Booklist, 2011