A big and ancient tree—like all old trees that spread their branches and welcome everyone—has seen so much. Children playing, friends sleeping beneath it, little animals that live in it, large predators that hide among its branches. It has seen armies marching and storms breaking. It has seen bright, happy days, and it has seen sad, dark days. And watching the world over many, many years, it has grown wise.
This gorgeously illustrated poem by the inimitable Ruskin Bond will show young readers the many moods and colours of life.