A Tree Is Nice

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A Tree is Nice
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Author Janice May Udry
Illustrator Marc Simont
Country United States
Genre Children's picture book
Publisher Harper and Brothers
Publication date
ISBN 0-06-443147-9
OCLC 29000764

A Tree is Nice is a children's picture book written by Janice May Udry and illustrated by Marc Simont. It was published by Harper and Brothers in 1956, and won the Caldecott Medal in 1957.[1] The book tells Udry's poetic opinion on why trees are nice:

"Trees are pretty. They fill up the sky. If you have a tree, you can climb up its trunk, roll in its leaves, or hang a swing from one of its limbs. Cows and babies can nap in the shade of a tree. Birds can make nests in the branches. A tree is good to have around. A tree is nice."


  1. ^ American Library Association: Caldecott Medal Winners, 1938 - Present. URL accessed 27 May 2009.
Preceded by
Frog Went A-Courtin'
Caldecott Medal recipient
Succeeded by
Time of Wonder