Published by Henry Holt and Co.
Summary: When the narrator’s sister calls the nursery to order “a trillium, please”, the worker there hears “a trillion trees”. Before long, the first installment–a thousand saplings–is delivered to their house. The whole family races to plant the trees all over town, identifying many of them as they go. Exhausted, they return home, only to face the next delivery arriving. 40 pages; ages 4-8.
Pros: This follow-up to Billions of Bricks has the same fun rhyming text and big numbers incorporated into the story. There’s some good information on trees here as well as plenty of humor tied to the impossibility of the family’s tree-planting situation.
Cons: The lack of back matter about trees and/or large numbers.
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