This gorgeous picture book follows a helpful marmot working to save a forest recovering after a wildfire. Perfect for teaching children to practice kindness while developing an appreciation for animals and the earth.
After a fire leaves the forest smoldering, a determined marmot and her resourceful bird friend set off on a rescue mission in this beautifully illustrated, wordless story.
They clear away fallen branches and scorched bushes. They rake and dig and plant new seedlings in the earth. With determination and ingenuity, as the seasons pass, they care for the little trees by making sure they have enough water, protect their branches from the wind and snow, and keep away hungry creatures, until the trees can thrive on their own.
With a little time, care, and hope we all can help the earth.
Pam Fong was born in Taiwan, came to the US when she was 2 years old and grew up in Southern California. She studied Visual Arts & Art History at Univeristy of California, San Diego, and later received a Masters in Arts Management from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. She has worked as a gallery manager in Paris, a museum curator, and Associate Executive Director for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Since 2002, Pam has headed her own boutique graphic & website design firm. She transitioned to an author/illustrator in 2017. Currently, Pam resides in San Diego with her husband and is the mother of two grown boys.
★ "A timely tale
that quietly affirms the intrinsic value of nature." —Booklist
, starred review