The Me Tree (Paperback)
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From author-illustrator Ashley Belote comes a hilarious story of a bear who has had it with living with roommates. But when he finally finds his own tree ("just for me!"), he discovers that this perfect house may be home to a number of uninvited guests.
Designed to engage early readers, this story combines charming characters with simple text, lively illustrations, and laugh-out-loud humor to help boost kids' confidence and create lifelong readers!
Bear just wants a tree for himself. No roommates, no guests, just sweet solitude. So he packs up his things, finds a great listing for a spacious tree, and moves in. At first, it's perfect. Just what he wanted. But he soon realizes that his tree might not be just for him... in fact, there seem to be quite a few residents of this tree. Will Bear learn how to share his Me Tree?
With hilarious text and illustrations by Ashley Belote, The Me Tree is a story about the ups and downs, sorrows and joys of living together--and finding community even when you're really, really not looking for it.
With full-color illustrations on every page, this humorous story is perfect for kids just beginning to read on their own. The early vocabulary and amusing illustrations make reading easy and fun! Exciting, easy-to-read books are the stepping stone a young reader needs to bridge the gap between being a beginner and being fluent.
About the Author
Ashley Belote believes art should bring joy and laughter to audiences. She specializes in picture book illustration that evokes a sense of humor! With a background in traditional animation under the direction of Don Bluth, she earned her BFA from Alderson Broaddus University and then completed the Whole Book Approach Course through Simmons College at the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Amherst, Massachusetts. She earned her Masters degree in Arts Administration through the University of Kentucky. Her illustration debut FRANKENSLIME is being published by Feiwel & Friends in July 2021. She lives in Davidson, North Carolina, where she happily creates artwork from her home studio. She lives life as a creative journey and would have it no other way!