This is one of the most amazing books I’ve ever seen. I love it more than the kids do, and that’s saying something, because they really like it.
All of the images are done just using paper, and it must have taken more than a year, with the intricacies on each page. The story starts out with a tree standing in the forest. A wind storm blows up and the tree is felled. Then, the following pages show the tree’s new inhabitants, the decomposition of the bark, the roving insects that devour the leaves, and the beautiful dirt that results. It’s just beautiful.
If you haven’t already, check it out. Even if you aren’t a kid, you’ll love it. I promise.