What People
Are Saying

Stories play a powerful role in helping children develop social and emotional skills. Watching Isaac as he progresses from the excitement of an initial idea for a tree house through disappointing results to a successful outcome offers young readers a model of resilience and resourcefulness.

We can’t protect children from disappointment. We can help them see that adversity can be worked through … with a little help from your friends!

Carol Jago

Associate director of the California Reading & Literature Project at UCLA and past president of the National Council of Teachers of English

This is the perfect book to get your kids outside and into nature to explore and create their own kind of happiness through the beauty of the nature that surrounds them.

Vanessa Brantley-Newton

Award-winning children’s book illustrator and author

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