Kurt Cyrus's Trillions of Trees is an ecological picture book companion to the popular Billions of Bricks, about counting and planting trees.
Grab a shovel and get ready to plant some trees! From poplars to pines, alder, apple, peach, and plum, this rhyming story introduces the concept of orders of magnitude and celebrates the importance of planting different trees and preserving diverse ecosystems. Nurturing a new sapling is one of the first steps in growing hundreds, millions, even trillions of trees.
Christy Ottaviano Books
Praise for Trillions of Trees
A Junior Library Guild Selection
"This rhyming story playfully melds an often ignored counting concept—a trillion—with the importance of tree planting and preservation, while also introducing a great number of tree species to a young audience. Like Billions of Bricks, the story’s catchy, upbeat vibe reflects hard but necessary work, while the quick pace and energetic rhyme scheme both fascinates and instructs its young listeners about caring for trees. Illustrated with vibrant natural vistas to amplify quick, upbeat rhymes, Cyrus beckons early elementary readers to a newfound sense of the immensity and importance of trees in the world." —School Library Journal, Starred Review
"A sequel to Billions of Bricks (2016) follows one family’s never-ending tree-planting project. [A] detailed and dynamic. . . introduction to tree types. Endearing, engaging, and environmentalist." —Kirkus Reviews