REVIEWS: The Wish Trees

“Planting a tree is an act of hope. And that is a message our children need to hear now more than ever.”

Here are a few children’s book reviews for The Wish Trees: How Planting Trees Can Help Make the World a Better Place by Andrea Koehle Jones and illustrated by Alicia Padrón.

“In today’s tumultuous world, The Wish Trees, tells a gentle story filled with a love for trees and their meaning for the young among us — if they wish. Beautifully illustrated and scripted—it’s a gift to be cherished, lifelong. I wish it had been available when my daughters were early in life so they could have planted a Wish Tree to help make the world a better place.” — Mike Hoffmann, Professor Emeritus at Cornell University dedicated to confronting the climate change challenge we now face. October 7, 2021.

“When it comes to the environment, everyone focuses on how we ought to reduce our harm. It is so refreshing to have a book that shows our children instead of causing less damage, we should and can, do more good. Planting a tree is an act of hope. And that is a message our children need to hear now more than ever. This book, so beautifully illustrated and poignantly written, empowers our children to create a better world. A book that teaches us the importance of not merely sustaining, but of regenerating.”— Jacob Rodenburg, an award-winning educator, author, executive director of Camp Kawartha, a summer camp and outdoor education center, and instructor in environmental education at Trent University. October 4, 2021.

“Thank you so much for your book THE WISH TREES. My young audience spontaneously started suggesting their own ideas for wish trees before we were even half way through, and the W-i-s-h-h-h parts were fun to read out loud!” — Natasha Zimmers, Outdoor Educator, September 8, 2022.

“Beautiful illustrations and text pair to show the wonderful ways children can connect with nature through a single wish tree. The text is poetic and soothing, but simple enough for young listeners and young independent readers. A great gift for nature-loving kids and a wonderful addition to any classroom, library, or home.” — Kate Allen Fox, author, July 17, 2021 (Amazon + Goodreads)

“I love this book. I love the warmth of the illustrations, I love the language of the book and I love the feeling that I have when reading it. This is certainly a feel-good book that focuses on wishes we make throughout our life… simple, basic wishes… pure and genuine. We wish for shelter, friendship, memories, and yes, mountain bikes too!” – Heather  (continued on the right)

Great book for a wide range of ages
“This book provides beautiful illustrations and text in a simplistic yet educational format that teaches children the importance of nature and how each person can play a critical role in the future of our earth. Would highly recommend this book!” – Hilda (Amazon)

I LOVE The Wish Trees!
“A wonderful book with a beautiful and timely message! This book is absolutely on my go to gift list for kids and new parents. Highly recommend!” – Sue (Amazon)

“This is a wonderful book for all ages, with an inspiring and timely theme of caring for the world we live in. Young children especially will love the gentle story and enjoy the colourful illustrations. I highly recommend The Wish Trees!” – Deb (Goodreads)

“The Wish Tree is a wonderful book, inspiring children to think about how trees keep our planet healthy. The idea of a wish tree and the beautiful illustrations is inspirational in educating children. All proceeds go to environmental education. Well worth reading to your child and then planting a wish tree.” – Helen (Goodreads)

“Everyone should plant a wish tree! What a beautiful book and a beautiful inspiration! My granddaughters and I will be planting wish trees. One for each of them so that as they grow up we can also be blessed with the beauty of their trees!” – Charla (Amazon + Goodreads)

Children’s tree planting book beautifully introduces children to the wonder of trees and the power of tree planting.

“This is a wonderful book that introduces children to the importance of trees to our planet and the idea that you are never too little to help the world.

My children LOVE this global tree planting book. The text is simple enough for the youngest listeners and early readers. I love that The Wish Trees is thoughtfully written by a children’s environmental education advocate and beautifully illustrated by a New York Times best-selling illustrator.

I highly recommend The Wish Trees: How Planting Trees Can Help Make the World a Better Place to babies, young children, parents, teachers, everyone…. And I love that the author gives away so many copies to children and supports children’s environmental education projects around the world. Inspiring!” – David (Goodreads)

Wonderful environmental theme in a book kids enjoy. Postive and uplifting theme. Beautifully illustrated. Printed on recycled paper. Be sure to check out the Love Trees website where, for a small donation, a tree will be planted for your special child, teacher, etc. and that person will receive a “tree certificate” with their name on it.” – Cirroc (Goodreads)

A lovely book which will make you do something good after reading it. A book with message for all. Its quite amusing and the illustrations are fantastic.” – Famma (Goodreads)

“This reminds me…I want to plant a tree in our garden. Such simple but environmental and inspirational book.” – Vim

“I was looking for a book for my niece , so that she can improve her English reading skill. I think the book is amazing with its simple sentences , and beautiful drawings. Thank you.” – Halal (Goodreads)

“Fantastic book! I purchased this book as a sample to view before purchasing a larger quantity as part of a holiday gift. The graphics are great and the unique stories/characters on each page were heartwarming. I recommend this book for all children!” – Melanie (Goodreads)

“This is a very cute book about trees and the wishes we make when planting them. It’s also a book that invites readers to plant a tree and is therefor a very educational book because it shows children the importance trees have in our life. – Catarina (Goodreads)

“I loved it… I have a two year old girl and read a small paragraph before she goes to sleep. I finished and and we enjoyed every second of it. It has so much imagination and very simple. I want a tree. ♥” – Rosario (Goodreads)