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Our Tree Named Steve

Our Tree Named Steve

Illustrated by David Catrow


Our Tree Named Steve

About the Book

A uniquely poignant celebration of fatherhood, families, love, change, and resilience.

Dear Kids, A long time ago, when you were little, Mom and I took you to where we wanted to build a house. . . . I remember there was one tree, however, that the three of you couldn’t stop staring at. . . .
After the family spares him from the builders, Steve the tree quickly works his way into their lives. He holds their underwear when the dryer breaks down, he’s there when Adam and Lindsay get their first crushes, and he’s the centerpiece at their outdoor family parties. But then a storm comes through and Steve is changed forever.

Steve may not be the tree they've always known, but he is still loved and appreciated in new ways.

Product Details

On sale: February 15, 2007
Age: 2-5 years
Grade: Up to Kindergarten
Page count: 32 Pages
ISBN: 9780142407431
Reading level: Lexile: AD890L

Author Bio

Alan Zweibel lives in Los Angeles, California. David Catrow lives in Springfield, Ohio.


Zweibel and Catrow have created a faultless piece of bibliotherapy for children working through loss. (Kirkus Reviews, starred review)