Text by Angela Henderson
Illustrations by Rachael Koppendrayer
With summer painting the world in vibrant colors, Isaac decides it’s time for some special fun with his favorite Sugar Maple. But his plans for a tree house turn out to be a spectacular…failure. And the animals who call the tree home are in a tizzy over it too.
Isaac doesn’t understand why his tree isn’t providing some of its magic…until it delivers the most magical help of all: a new friend!
This whimsical tale of delight, discovery, and new friendships is as sweet as iced donuts and will bring even more joy.
“This is the prefect book to get your kids outside and into nature to explore and create their own kind of happiness though the beauty of the nature that surrounds them.”
~ Vanessa Brantley-Newton, Award winning children’s book illustrator and author
“Entices the imagination with wonder while stirring up the creativity inside us all—that anything is possible.”
~ Naci Littlejohn, co-author WonderWorks books
“A delightful fable of magical friendships and enchanting surprises.”
~ Muffet Frische, children’s book author and award-winning novelist
“What child doesn’t dream of a treehouse, a special place where imagination and friendship thrive? Isaac and Izzy discover a host of animal friends in their beloved maple. It’s a busy place!”
~ Carol Jago, associate director of the California Reading and Literature Project at UCLA
Faye Myrtle Christiansen –
As a retired 2nd grade teacher, I enjoyed reading the story of the magic Sugar Maple. The children I’ve read it to and neighbors I have shared it with enjoy it, too. The story is intriguing and the illustrations depict it in a fun, colorful and imaginative way. I am enticed by all the little creatures the illustrator has half hidden on each page.
Rachael Koppendrayer is an exceptional artist bringing the characters to life.