Happy Birthday, Tree! by Madelyn Rosenberg
A Tu B'Shevat Story

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Tu B'Shevat is a Jewish holiday known as "New Year for Trees" or "Birthday of the Trees," a day that celebrates trees and taking care of our environment. In this story, which takes place on Tu B'Shevat, a little girl named Joni presents her favorite climbing tree with a special birthday gift.

About Madelyn Rosenberg

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Madelyn Rosenberg is a journalist and picture book author. Kirkus Reviews called The Schmutzy Family "delightful and unpretentious." This is her first novel for children. She lives in Virginia.
Published April 15, 2014 by Albert Whitman & Company. 13 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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“I promise to protect you and water you and love you.…I’ll be good to the trees of the world.” Demure characters colored in the hues of pale spring create a peaceful atmosphere for this environmentally conscious holiday, which encourages a respect for the Earth’s natural offerings.

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In this charmingly illustrated and fun tale surrounding the Jewish holiday of Tu B'Shevat—literally the 15th day of the Hebrew month of Shevat, which is the date on which the birthday of the trees is celebrated—Joni decides that singing "Happy Birthday" to the tree in her yard simply won't su...

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