This Tree Counts!

If you listen closely, the lone tree behind Oak Lane School has a story to tell. It starts with one owl, two spiders, and goes all the way up to ten earthworms using the tree as their home! So what does this tree need? Learn about the importance of trees and count from one to ten in this tale about going green.

  • 32 Pages
  • 10.75" x 8.5"
  • 9780807578971
  • March 2019

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  • 9780807593219
  • May 2015

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  • Not only does this tree count, it matters!…The message branches out into a concisely written story with a child’s point of view that is enlivened with realistic and artfully composed paper-cut and digital-collage illustrations. Teachers will welcome this “going green” tale, which ends with the junior tree huggers planting more trees.

    - Booklist

  • Snow’s collage illustrations add texture and natural beauty to the story. The characters are dressed in outfits that showcase their individual personalities. The picture of the industrious kids working together in the grassy field under a bright blue sky epitomizes the story’s theme of cooperation and friendship.

    - School Library Journal

  • The result gives a very earthy, made-from-nature feel to the illustrations. Snow’s animals are easy to count and will keep young readers occupied…this will suit many audiences.

    - Kirkus Reviews

  • A green counting book with panache.

    - Publishers Weekly

Awards & Accolades

  • Honor Book - 2011 Paterson Prize for Books for Young People
  • 2013 Grand Canyon Reader Award Nominee
  • The Green Prize for Sustainable Literature, Youth Picture Book, 2011


Sarah Snow

Common Core

RL.K-3.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,10 M.K.CC.B.4


  • Accelerated Reader Points: 0.50
  • ATOS Level: 2.30