Book Review: My Big Tree by Maria Ashworth

Disclosure: I was given a copy of this book by the author in return for an honest review.

My Big Tree by  Maria Ashworth (Illustrated by Bailey Beougher)

I connected with Maria Ashworth on Twitter. Although my youngest is beyond the 3- 6-year-old age range of My Big Tree, I thought Tyler might enjoy it since she devours every book she can get her hands on.

I wasn't wrong.

She loved it.

Not only is the book beautifully illustrated, it allows children to have fun counting the many animals who come to occupy the tree. It also gives a nice visual of different animals sharing the same space in harmony -- something rather nice, and very welcoming, in our current society.

Ms. Ashworth added a section that gives a brief description of each animal featured in The Big Tree. Tyler loved reading about them!

I absolutely recommend The BIg Tree for young readers!

Buy it on Amazon.


One blue bird has found the best place to nest. Soon other animals think it's the ideal place to be, too. The blue bird decides it's no longer the "best tree to nest in." She finds a new home but something is missing. In the end, the little blue bird realizes there is one thing more valuable than nesting in her favorite tree.

The story focuses on counting, colors, animal sounds, word recognition, word repetition while stressing the importance of sharing, community and friendship.