BOOK REVIEW: I’m Up in a Tree by Mark Alden Johnson

I’ve mentioned before how much I love childrens’ books. Books are a terrifec and effective way to teach children new concepts, ideas and values. Books can be very influential, especially when they are followed up with a rich discussion.

I’m Up in a Tree by Mark Alden Johnson is a great example of a book that can be used to teach children about themselves, their power, peer influence and confidence. It is about a young boy who decides to climb up a tree. When he realizes how high he has climbed and he is stuck, he is visited by many animal “friends” who give him suggestions for how to get down. These animals try to convince this boy to take their suggestions. He follows his instinct and tells each animal that he doesn’t think their ideas are good for him and he waits for his Dad.

The rhyme in this book makes it catchy and a fun read.

I read this to my five year old daughter who, just starting school, has been exposed this year to peer influence. I’ve always taught her to make decisions that are good for her and to try not to be influenced by others who may make different choices for themselves. This is a hard topic for children to grasp (and act upon). I’m Up in a Tree provided me with some rich literature to back up what I have been teaching my daughter and I am very glad to have received a copy of this book for review.

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4 Responses to BOOK REVIEW: I’m Up in a Tree by Mark Alden Johnson

  1. DARLENE W says:

    I love when books have a lesson in them

  2. elizamatt says:

    sounds like a good story to help teach children not to just jump when someone else says to.

  3. kathy downey says:

    This book could teach a valuable lesson

  4. kathy downey says:

    My grandson got this book for his Birthday nice story !

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