In the Tree Hollows


In the Tree Hollows

Written by Markéta Nováková
Illustrated by Ekaterina Kolesnikova
age 6-8

Book parameters:
size 250 × 250 mm | 6 board panels with flaps + encyclopedia (18 pages) | hardbinding
Sold to:
Simplified Chinese, Estonian, Korean, Galician, Italian, Dutch

Did you know that every wrinkly old oak contains a whole village, maybe even a whole town?

Beetle larvae nibble paths into the wood beneath the bark, making a maternity ward for the birth of baby animals. Sometimes it gets pretty lively and noisy in there. The oak even has a doctor who treats it with great care, tapping on it and then listening out for what needs to be healed. In return, he can make his home in it, in a hollow under the bark. His neighbours include a family of squirrels, a greedy dormouse holed up in its chamber making thorough preparations for winter, and a little owl called a pygmy. The beautifully illustrated encyclopaedia that forms part of the book will teach you lots of interesting things about the animal kingdom, including the fact that the tree is home to an artist who could compete with the very best human sculptors. You don’t believe us? Then join us on a visit to the cavities and chambers of an old tree!

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