Everybody Knows What a Tree Is
This book is about wonder and about questioning what we think we know.
In Everybody Knows What a Tree Is, children talk their way through what they think they know — the uses for trees, the fun to be had, and the amazing scientific facts about them.
Over time, the children begin to question their knowledge and they look to their senses. But when this, too, breaks down, they are ultimately led to wonder what the experience of a tree is for itself, a truly magical question.
Wonder allows us to interact with the world as it actually is — before the labels, definitions, and rules get laid on top. Ultimately, the book asks us to be comfortable with NOT knowing. It invites us to remember that life is ultimately a mystery and that not having an answer is an answer itself.